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Henry "Sharky" James Johnson Jr.

 

January 17, 2019

Henry "Sharky" James Johnson Jr.

February 18, 1968 - January 14, 2019

Henry "Sharky" Johnson Jr, 50 of Spirit Lake Nation, began his journey home to Heaven on Monday, January 14, 2019 at his home in Devils Lake.

A Wake for Sharky will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Wellness Center with a Prayer service and time of remembrance at 7:00 p.m. The procession to St. Michael will leave at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday from City Plaza.

Mass of Christian Burial for Sharky will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Charles Leute OP and Father Paul Schuster concelebrating the Mass. Sharky will be laid to peaceful rest at St. Michael's' Cemetery at a later date.

Sharky was born on February 18, 1968 at Devils Lake, ND to the late Henry Sr. and Shirley (Cavanaugh) Johnson. He grew up in St. Michaels and attended school at the Little Flower School in St. Michaels, Warwick Public School. Later on, he attended Job Corp, Trapper Creek Montana.

Sharky enjoyed fishing, hunting, fixing cars, playing basketball, trying his luck at the casino and was also good at playing horseshoes. He loved spending time with his family, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered by his many jokes and the way he always playfully teased his friends, especially his niece's and nephew's.

Left to cherish his memory are his sons Cody Belgarde of St. Michaels. and Henry Johnson III of Cibecue, Arizona; daughter Kaylee WalkingEagle of Fort Totten; brothers Kirt Johnson and Wendell Johnson both of Bismarck, ND; sisters Maureen (Perry) Halsey, Bismarck, ND and Pansy (Albert) Johnson, Dakota Plains Manitoba, Canada; grandchildren Rashaya, Tylicia, Cayden, Kaleigh, Keon and Carley; god son Pernell Cavanaugh; many nieces, nephews and relatives. Along with extended family and friends in Cibecue, Arizona. We would like to thank Julie Cain and her staff at Fifth Generation, Belcourt, ND for all the help and support that they gave Sharky, and the family. If we forgot to name anyone at this difficult time, it was not intentional.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Shirley Johnson; sisters Adele Johnson, Selma Johnson and Eleanor Chapelle; brothers Mike Johnson and Clark Johnson; special niece Vera (Baba Doo) Monroe; nephews Wendelin Dubois and Rydell Johnson.

Active Pallbearers for Sharky will be Joseph Johnson, Wayden Dubois, Pernell Cavanaugh, Tyrell Cavanaugh, Kelly Brown, Claude Black and Clark Baker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stacey Dubois, Lance Chase, Rowdy Ironhawk, Billy Black, Jerry Cook, Kevin Redroad and Dwight Youngbear.

All Drum Groups and Singers are welcome to share their songs in memory of Sharky.

 

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