Theron Todd Johnson


July 6, 1968 - April 1, 2009




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.



Friday, April 3, 2009
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, April 4, 2009
10:30 AM
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 North Main Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Presho Cemetery
Monday, April 6, 2009 ~ 1:00 PM
Presho, South Dakota

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Posted by Cindy Smith (Owens) on April 12, 2009
To know Theron back in HS was like knowing an angel. He could always tell when someone was down and he did all he could to make them smile. I remember all of his hugs...his laughter...oh my...that can anyone forget that? I know so deep inside my heart and soul, that my son, Anthony Michael was already waiting there in Heaven for Theron....I know that Theron will take good care of my lil man.....Not only was Theron an angel sent here to all of us, he will always and forever remain the angel he was here.....
Posted by DenaMarie (Lillebo) Springer on April 6, 2009
Theron you will be Greatly missed you were such a sweetheart with a hug heart for those around him. In High School we had so much fun laughing together and your smile was highly contagious! Theron always made a gloomy day bright. RIP Theron we will miss you!
Posted by Tracie Ambur on April 3, 2009
I've always had a soft spot for Theron and not hard to do - who could resist those dimples! started in junior high when he'd buy jewelry and candy and leave it my desk at random. He was a kind, loving soul. Avys, and family, I'm hoping to make it to the funeral tomorrow as I was unable to attend with fellow classmates tonight. My heart and prayers goes out to you all.
Posted by John Brost on April 3, 2009
When I think of Theron, I remember hanging out at his grandparents down the street from my house. Theron spent a lot of time there. We used to run races around the yard. His Grandpa would time us. Vicky Urban was faster than all the neighborhood boys and that amused his Grandpa. I think Theron got his good humor and easy chuckle from his Grandpa. After running around the yard a couple hundred times, Theron's Grandma would bring out Lemonade. We all enjoyed those times together. May you rest in peace TJ.
Posted by Sandy Mundlien on April 3, 2009
Theron will be missed. I went to school with him and recently seen him at Ruby Tuesday's. He was our waiter and same ol' TJ as I remember from school. He was a kind, kind person and always a big teddy bear!! RIP Theron :(.... To Theron's family, Avys and siblings, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Lavonne Harmon (Millard) on April 2, 2009
Theron was a great guy. I know he is in heaven with the Lord. All of my prayers are with you in this time of great need. God bless you!!!!
Posted by Larissa Sweeney on April 2, 2009
Theron was a sweetheart. I regret not being in communication with him since we graduated from high school. He was always such a nice guy, and a gentle soul. I'm so sorry for your loss Avys.
Posted by Lisa Bialas on April 2, 2009
I worked with Theron at Ruby Tuesday. He was a great person to work with and always gave me encouagement..
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