Theron Todd Johnson was born July 6, 1968, in Mitchell to Donald and Avys (Fosness) Johnson. Theron grew up on the family farm northeast of Presho, SD. He was baptized and confirmed at the Kennebec Lutheran Church. He graduated from Lyman High School in 1987, then attended Dakota Wesleyan University for one year. He was an assistant manager at Wesley Acres in Mitchell, then began his food service career at Casa Del Ray in Sioux Falls in 1989 where he worked for several years. His father Donald passed away in 1999 and Avys and Theron moved to Mitchell in 2005. He continued his food service career at Ruby Tuesday’s for four years until his untimely death. Theron was a kind and gentle spirited man who loved the Lord. He was a faithful member of Resurrection Lutheran Church in Mitchell until his death.
He is survived by his mother Avys Johnson, one brother, Douglas Johnson and wife Gloria of Presho, two sisters, Julie Plooster and husband Douglas of Mitchell and Jill Hohn and husband Doug of Dimock, five nieces, seven nephews, his aunts and uncles, Gordon Fosness and wife LaVonne, Sioux Falls, Mary Ann Johnson, Loveland, CO and Maye (Johnson) Fehrman and husband Darrel of Minneapolis, MN.