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.
entry posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on 07-18-2013
Dear Johnson family. Our deepest condolences to you. Your dad was a nice man.
entry posted by Stanley A. Johnson on 06-20-2013
He must have been a great guy with a name like mine. I believe we had different middle names, although the same initial. I'm sorry for your loss.
entry posted by Stanley A Johnson on 06-20-2013
He must have been a great guy with a name like that. I believe we had different middle names, though.
entry posted by Julie (Holter) Corley on 06-19-2013
Stan leaves a legacy to his family as a man of compassion for others, commitment to the things dear to his heart, and a love for God. And I am sure he was welcomed in heaven, with the same winsome smile he always had for others on earth. He was loved.
entry posted by Kate Scheich on 06-19-2013
What a nice, nice man your husband, dad, and grandpa was and what a joy he was to know. Remember, not just that he died, but that he truly lived and his life gave you so many memories too beautiful to forget!! Thinking of you all as you honor Stan's life today. He will be in your heart always!!! Love to you all.
entry posted by Diane Larochelle on 06-19-2013
My sincere condolences .There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word. He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing one's loved ones again on this earth transformed in a paradise as it was Jehovah's will when He created Adam & Eve .
entry posted by Gary Gould on 06-18-2013
I knew Stan and Marjorie, when he served as the Methodist minister in Hitchcock. He was a good friend of my Dad and family. He was a wonderful caring person, he'll be missed by many, til we meet again.
entry posted by Barb (McNary) Murray on 06-18-2013
Stan was a good man and a wonderful friend to my Dad.
It is hard to say goodbye... for now... Remember that he has gone home.
You have my sympathy and I will keep you in my prayers!!
entry posted by Carmen Gosser on 06-18-2013
Daddy, thank you for all you have done in my life. I can't say it all that all you did. Just remember that you are in my heart all the time. Just make room for me and the ones I love. See you later Dad. Love you, Carmen.
entry posted by Curt & Judine Hills on 06-18-2013
Our condolences to the Johnson family at your time of loss. May the good memories you have of Stan comfort you during this difficult time.
entry posted by Leila Johnson on 06-18-2013
Daddy, I cannot begin to thank you for all of the examples you showed in your walk with Christ, I hope and pray that I am able to follow your in your footsteps. Please greet Kimberley Kay from her sisters and brother. We will always love you both. See you again. Missing you!
entry posted by Harlan and Jan Quenzer on 06-17-2013
Our sympathy to Marjorie and family. We enjoyed seeing Stan at worship at FUMC Mitchell.
entry posted by Cherie Scheich on 06-17-2013
Daddy you are my rock and will always be. I hope I can build a strong foundation just like yours. I will miss you deeply and love you so much. You are my rock!
entry posted by Debra Dobler on 06-17-2013
The best daddy a girl could ever ask for. You are so greatly missed. Thank you for all the love and caring support you have given through the years. May I become as great a person as you were. Miss you so much.
entry posted by Bruce Gray on 06-17-2013
We will miss the smile and enthusiasm of Stan since wherever and whenever you shared time with him, you were blessed by his spirit nad graciousness. Well done, good and faithful servant!
entry posted by Rod Hall on 06-16-2013
As a legislator Stan worked hard for the creation of the Four Year Medical School at USD. Thousands of doctors have graduated since. I will miss seeing him at Mitchell ball games.