Allen Johnson, De SmetAllen J. Johnson, 90, De Smet, formerly of Huron, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at The Good Samaritan Healthcare Center, De Smet.
Allen J. Johnson, 90, De Smet, formerly of Huron, died Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at The Good Samaritan Healthcare Center, De Smet.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at American Lutheran Church, Huron. Burial will be in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church with the family present. There will be a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service Friday at the church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Welter Funeral Home, Huron.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1920, in Letcher, to John O. and Carrie (Kjeller) Johnson.
He attended school at rural Storla.
On Dec. 3, 1939, he married Bernita G. Rearick in Letcher.
He worked for three years for WPA and was employed at the Montgomery Ward store in Mitchell.
They moved to Huron in 1943 and he worked for Armour and Company for five years.
In 1948 he went to work as a shipping manager for Sears Roebuck in Huron.
He retired in 1982.
He was a member of American Lutheran Church and the Moose Lodge in Huron.
He is survived by three daughters: Eleanor Crabb and husband Larry, Glencoe, Minn.; Judith Kobriger and husband Larry, Plankinton; and Joyce Jansen and husband Larry, De Smet; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Keith Rearick and wife Irene; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2005; a great-grandson; his parents; five brothers: Martin; Alfred; Jim; Clarence; and Harvey; and five sisters: Ella Foster; Josie Johnson; Ann Borst; Elsie Johnson; and Helen Johnson.
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