Reverend Stanley A. Johnson was born January 13, 1925 in Mitchell to Simon and Ermma (Larson) Johnson. He grew up on the farm near Mitchell. He attended school in Mitchell and college at Brookings. During WWII he served in the US Army. On June 12, 1950 he married Marjorie Barnhart. They farmed near Mitchell until 1975 and then at the age of 50 he went into the Methodist Ministry and pastored in various churches and communities until retiring at the age of 64. He continued to fill in as pastor until just recent years. Stanley had served on the Soil Conservation Board, was a 4-H Leader, served as deacon in the Presbyterian Church and served in the House of Representatives from 1967 until 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; son, Dale (Lilia) Johnson, Fargo ND; daughters: Cherie (Ron) Scheich, Mitchell; Leila (Darryl) Johnson, Rapid City; Carmen (Harold “Jappy”) Gosser, Springfield and Debra (Zane) Dobler, Lakewood CO; twelve grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one brother, Eldon “Stub” (LaVonne) Johnson, Mitchell and one sister, Carolyn (Dr. John) Adair, Winnipeg, Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Kimberley.
He will be greatly missed by his family and those who knew him.
Memorials to the South Dakota Avera Hospice are preferred in lieu of flowers.