Michael John Johs


Michael John Johs 76, was born in Zeeland, North Dakota to Frank and Agnes Johs on May 22nd, 1943. Michael passed away on February 24, 2020, in Visalia CA

where he resided for the past 45 years. He was raised in Bismarck, ND spending summers on his Grandfathers Farm.   Mike enlisted in the Navy in 1960 at 17 and

served aboard CVA-19, USS Hancock.   Upon his discharge he returned home and married Maribea Hydeman in 1966. They had a son, Steve in 1966 and Daughter

Cynthia in 1969.

Mike inherited his ethics and talent for hard work and self-sufficiency from his parents who came from humble and hard-working German immigrants.  He was a

talented Horseman and thought nothing of bringing his favorite Horse Cheney, into the house to see what was going on. Of course, his wife Maribea would throw

them both out into the backyard! He was a man who was good at anything he tried, and his motto was “figure it out, practice, and pay attention to the details”.

He is survived by his Son, Steven Johs and Daughter, Cynthia Johs-Jacques. His Grandsons are Nick Miller, Connor Marshall, Michael Johs and E.J. Jacques.  His eldest Sister Viola Tetzloff passed away in 2006, but has three living Sisters: Georgie Bauer, Evelyn Fischer and Debbie Schmiteke.

Michael will be laid in his final resting place in the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan on September 15, 2023, at noon.

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