Shelby J. Johnson, 75 of Ellendale, ND died April 17, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND. She was born in South Dakota on September 24, 1944 to Jake and Emma Kirschmann. She was educated in Leola, SD. She began working as an aide at the Leola Hospital in labor and delivery, a position she truly enjoyed. She moved to Ellendale in 1963 and began working at Prince of Peace Care Center. Shelby married Raymond Johnson on August 5, 1965 and they later divorced. Shelby was home while raising her children then returned to work in 1985 at Prince of Peace Care Center in dietary. In August 2013 Shelby retired and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed word searches, puzzles, crocheting and gardening. Shelby is survived by her son: Tyson & Melissa Johnson of Ellendale, ND and their children Kyle and Kole; Myla Jenkins of Ellendale and her children Ashley and Kelsie. She was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Emma Kirschmann. A private memorial service will be held at Green Mound Cemetery, Leola, SD a later date. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale, ND.