John "Jack" Allen Johnson


February 1, 1943 - April 20, 2012



John "Jack" Allen Johnson was born February 1, 1943 at Parkston to Bernard and Viola (Puetz) Johnson.  He was baptized and confirmed at the Salem Lutheran Church.  He attended Parkston schools graduating from high school in 1961.  He served with the Parkston National Guard for six years.  He farmed with his father for several years before moving to Mitchell.  On November 12, 1971 he married Sharon Plagmann.  Jack was employed with the city sanitation department in Mitchell until retiring.  He was a member of First Lutheran Church.  He was an avid pool shooter and enjoyed fishing.

 He is survived by his two children:  BJ Johnson, Mitchell and Kimberly Johnson, Brookings; his mother, Viola Johnson, Parkston; mother-in-law, LaVera Plagmann, Mitchell; brother-in-law, Larry Fritza, Mitchell; sister-in-law, Karen Grave, Mitchell; niece, Sarah (Jason) Wear, Mitchell; nephews:  Frank (Kim) Grave, Tea, SD, Tim Grave, Mobile, AL; three great-nephews and one great-niece.

 He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard, wife, Sharon and sister, Joann Fritza.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, April 25, 2012
10:30 AM
First Lutheran Church
411 North Duff Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Norris and Betty Johnson on 04-23-2012
Jack was good about helping with his children's homework when they were small. He wanted his kids to succeed in school. He did his best to help with Sharon's illness, and now they are together. Rest in peace.
entry posted by Colleen DeJong on 04-22-2012
You have my deepest sympthay. Your Dad and Mom are together once again.
entry posted by Tim Grave on 04-21-2012
Uncle Jack you will be greatly Missed.
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