Reverend Stanley A. Johnson


January 13, 1925 - June 15, 2013



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. 



Tuesday, June 18, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Wednesday, June 19, 2013
1:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on July 18, 2013
Dear Johnson family. Our deepest condolences to you. Your dad was a nice man.
Posted by Stanley A. Johnson on June 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.
Posted by Stanley A Johnson on June 20, 2013
He must have been a great guy with a name like that. I believe we had different middle names, though.
Posted by Julie (Holter) Corley on June 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.
Posted by Kate Scheich on June 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.
Posted by Diane Larochelle on June 19, 2013
To family,
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 .
Posted by Gary Gould on June 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.
Posted by Barb (McNary) Murray on June 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!!
Posted by Carmen Gosser on June 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.
Posted by Curt & Judine Hills on June 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.
Posted by Leila Johnson on June 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!
Posted by Harlan and Jan Quenzer on June 17, 2013
Our sympathy to Marjorie and family. We enjoyed seeing Stan at worship at FUMC Mitchell.
Posted by Cherie Scheich on June 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!
Posted by Debra Dobler on June 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.
Posted by Bruce Gray on June 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!
Posted by Rod Hall on June 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.
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