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John Johnson

October 30, 1960 July 24, 2019
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Obituary for John Johnson

Funeral services for John Rexford Johnson, 58, of Stratford, SD, will be 10:00 am Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Spitzer-Miller-Funeral Home with Darlyne Johnson officiating. Burial at Warner Township Cemetery, Warner, SD. John passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Avantara in Groton, after a short battle with cancer.

Visitation will be 3:00-7:00 pm, Monday, July 29, with family present from 5:00-7:00 pm. A prayer service will follow at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 South Main Street.

The family requests that you pull your fishing boat, if able, to the funeral in memory of John.

John was born October 30, 1960 to Kyle and Anita (Holmes) Johnson in Redfield, SD. He grew up in Huron, SD and Andover, SD where he obtained his work ethic early on, shoveling snow and mowing. As a junior in high school, He started at Warner High School in Warner, SD where he graduated in 1979. He obtained a carpentry degree from Lake Area Tech in Watertown, SD. The majority of his career was spent at Agtegra in Bath, SD where he was a Grain Area Supervisor and Lead Safety Representative. He loved his job and the people he worked with.

John, a devoted family man, started collecting his extended family when he married Karollee Hansen in 1982. Two children resulted from this union. John was with Kim Marin for 10 years and was blessed with two more children. After Kim’s death in 2008, John met Linda Walth with whom he shared the remainder of his life. Linda brought her two children that he welcomed with open arms.

John enjoyed fishing, camping and being on the water in his boat. His true passion was cooking, recently finding a love for smoking. He was famous for his caramel rolls and potato salad. He welcomed everyone with open arms and could strike up a conversation with anyone. John shared a special bond with countless people and will be truly missed.

Grateful for having shared John’s life are his children: Melissa Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Joshua Kurtz, Jessica Kurtz (Tyler), Jesse (Stephanie) Gruenstein, and Mike (Carlee) Gruenstein; grandchildren: Logan, Alan and Jaxon; siblings: Candace (Paul) Uzzle, Annette (Steve) Frahm; and nieces and nephews: Jeffery (Staci) Uzzle, Douglas (Kari) Uzzle, Zoe Frahm, Ryan Frahm, and Mathis Marin.

Preceding John in death are his parents, Kyle and Anita Johnson; brother, Jeffrey Johnson; and maternal and paternal grandparents.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

29

Jul

3:00 PM 7/29/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/29/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Family present from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Prayer Service

Monday

29

Jul

7:00 PM 7/29/2019 7:00:00 PM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Funeral Service

Tuesday

30

Jul

10:00 AM 7/30/2019 10:00:00 AM
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home

1111 South Main
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home
1111 South Main Aberdeen 57401 SD
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Warner Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

Warner, SD

Warner SD
United States
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