Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Kristin Ostercamp officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Thursday, November 22, 2018. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Ione Beverly Markuson was born on August 26, 1934 in Thief River Falls, MN the daughter of Arne and Hattie (Grimley) Markuson. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Goodridge, MN. She graduated from Goodridge High School with the class of 1952.
On May 17, 1952, Ione was united in marriage to Leroy Johnsrud in Thief River Falls. They settled on a farm in Star Township, Pennington County and raised their four children, Lynae, Danny, Larry and Tami. They operated a dairy cattle and small grain farm. She worked at Arctic Cat for a short time in the 1970’s.
Ione enjoyed raising a large garden and farming alongside of her husband. Her passion was hanging out with her family.
Leroy passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 1983 and in 1984 Ione sold the farm to her son, Larry and she moved into Thief River Falls.
Survivors include her children, Lynae (Glen) Nesland of Thief River Falls, Danny (Theresa) Johnsrud of Goodridge, Larry (Sue) Johnsrud of Goodridge and Tami Trontvet of East Grand Forks, MN; 16 grandchildren, Tara (Jerod) Lunsetter, Tanya (Travis) Harbott, Audra (Michael) Lovly, Erica (Averre) Marquis, Kelsey (Shane) Dondelinger, Elroy (Breanna) Johnsrud, Tyler (Chantel) Johnsrud, Cally (Mark) Delage, James (Jerilyn) Wilson, Jessie Dingman, Kyle Johnsrud, Kent Johnsrud, Beth Johnsrud, Leah Trontvet, Katie (Rey) Trevino, Phillip Trontvet; 28 great-grandchildren and two more on the way; sister, Arlene Huseth of Thief River Falls; brother-in-law, Clayton (Marlys) Johnsrud of Goodridge; sister-in-law, Ann (Dave) Bieganek of Kelliher, MN; and many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers-in-law, Harry Huseth, Obert Johnsrud and Orvin Johnsrud; and grandson-in-law, Luke Dingman