Boyd Johnson


Boyd Johnson, 75, of Mitchell, SD, formerly of Starbuck, MN, died Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Bethany On The Lake Nursing Home in Alexandria, MN. Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 18, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell, and a Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, March 25 from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM at Starbuck VFW in Starbuck, MN.

Boyd Myron Johnson was born September 14, 1947, to Burton and Myra (Simonson) Johnson in Glenwood, MN. Boyd was baptized October 19, 1947, and was confirmed May 6, 1962. Boyd graduated from Starbuck High School in 1965. He served in the US Airforce from 1965 to 1969. Boyd was united in marriage on November 18, 1967 to Diana Stromenger in Glenwood, MN. From this union three children were born, Wayne, Kirk, and Heather.

Boyd loved to hunt and fish, and enjoyed cheering his children on in their sporting events. He also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins, bowling, and playing darts.

Boyd lived in Wichita, KS, Starbuck, MN, and Mitchell, SD. He was employed by Starbuck Cement, MHC (Material Handling Components), and Cabela’s.

Boyd was a member of the Starbuck Jaycee’s, American Legion, the Auxiliary Club, and the VFW. He was the founder of the Mitchell, SD Bass Club in 1998.

Boyd is survived by his children, Wayne (Kristi), Kirk (Lisa), and Heather (Bill) Boyer; many grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Avis, Debbie (Dale), and Brenda (Bruce); many extended family members, friends, and his dog, Jake.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana and his parents.

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