May 24, 2024 at 8:38 a.m.

Lee Ann Johnson

b. March 15, 1938 d. March 20, 2024


   Lee Ann passed away peacefully surrounded by her close family members on March 20, 2024 in West Fargo, ND. She was born on March 15, 1938 in South Dakota, her parents Bertha and Amos Rassmussen, she was an only child. Lee Ann grew up participating in small bore rifle competition, she has many trophies and medals, she was a member of the 1600 club, that is 160 straight bullseyes at 100 yards, she shot many times at the famed Camp Perry. She competed primarily against men, and she loved more than anything to out shoot them. Her father Amos was her biggest cheerleader. Lee married her high school sweetheart, Lloyd Lea, they had three children, Stephanie, Richard, and Robert. They later divorced. Lee went on to teach kids gun safety and mentor them in the shooting sports industry working along side her father. Lee started a job working at Fischbein International as an office manager, this is where she met the love of her life, Carl Johnson. They loved to travel, going to China and family trips to Hawaii, also a lake place in Hackensack, MN. When retirement came, they built their home on Big Deep Lake, Hackensack, MN. Lee spent her time teaching kids shooting at Deep Portage Learning Center, needlepointing and reading books, she was also a very competitive card player. She loved wildlife and was a sucker to the Labradors her son always visited with, “do you wanna treat?” she would ask and the dogs would line right up, always telling them to be easy on her fingers. She also had her share of dogs, the last being a rescue named Sandy, Sandy hit the lottery with Carl and Lee. She also enjoyed bible study at Saint Paul Lutheran church with pastor Judy, and also she loved to go sail boating on Big Deep Lake.

   Lee is survived by her son Richard (Kate) Lea, son Robert (Ann} Lea, Grandchildren: Benjamin (Lauren) Einhorn, Elease (Lenny) Rajunov, and Gracy Lea and three great-grandchildren. Also, many very close relatives from The Johnson side. 

   Lee was proceeded in death by her husband Carl, her daughter Stephanie and both her parents. A celebration of life will be held on June 1, 2024 at Saint Paul Lutheran Church at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to Saint Paul Lutheran Church or Deep Portage Learning Center.


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