Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson


January 12, 1935 - October 16, 2021


Robert Johnson, 86, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Avantara Armour in Armour, SD. Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 21, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, SD. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday, October 20 at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Robert Dean Johnson was born on January 12, 1935, with his twin sister, to Clarence and Ethel (McDonald) Johnson in Rapid City, SD. He attended Carleton Township School and Hand City School before graduating from Miller High School in 1953. Robert enlisted into the United States Air Force on October 4, 1957, and was stationed at Bossier Base in Bossier City, Louisiana. He was honorably discharged on March 6, 1959.

While stationed in Louisiana, Robert met his future wife, Mary (Jones). They were united in marriage on July 11, 1958 in Cullen, LA. Together they made their first home in Shreveport. After Robert’s discharge they returned to the family farm near Rockham, SD. Through the years Bob lived in Wessington, Alpena, and Mt. Vernon, SD. While in Alpena, Bob and Mary were instrumental in forming a 4-H club for their three children and neighbors.

Bob retired in 1985, and moved into Mt. Vernon where he found joy in his pets, yard work, and helping his sons with farming and trucking. Bob had a love for tractors and meeting new people. He was always willing to help someone in need.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Mary; son, Kenneth (Jill Brown) of Mitchell; daughter, Tanya (Glen) Boehmer of Dakota Dunes, SD; daughter-in-law, Jolene Johnson of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Jesse, Jenilee, Elizabeth, Grant, Zachary, Dillon, Jared, and Sara; 14 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Betty; numerous nieces and nephews; and special pet, Lady Bug.

He was preceded in death by his son, Mike; parents; grandsons, Blake Johnson and Chris Neuheisel; sister, Marilyn Hines; brother-in-law, Roger Hines; niece, Janet Wilson; and nephew, David Hines.

Posted by Dave Strohmayer on October 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Condolences to your family. God Bless
Posted by Judy Talley-Wade on October 21, 2021
Cousin Mary and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. We are sending love and prayers.
Posted by Ron and Cheryl Martin on October 20, 2021
Aunt Mary and family, we feel your sorrow but rejoice in the promise of eternal life. Keep the laughter and memories going. Love and hugs from Louisiana.
Posted by Charlene Gerlach on October 20, 2021
So Sorry to hear about Robert! I so enjoyed visiting with him and you It was always the highlight of my jobMy sympathy’s and prayers to you and your family’s🤗
Posted by Shirlee & Randy Burmeister on October 20, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. God bless!
Posted by Denise Waller Henderson on October 19, 2021
Aunt Mary & family, so sorry for your loss. May you feel our prayers of comfort and strength in the days ahead!
Love to all, Denise and family
Posted by Randy Smith on October 19, 2021
Aunt Mary,Ken and family so sorry for the loss of Uncle Bob. It's been a tough year for our families.
Uncle Bob is now experiencing what we believe by faith as Christians. Praying for all that view this posting to know the joy of Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We Pray for your and our family during this difficult time of loss. Love Randy & Jana Smith
Posted by Lance & Patty Koth on October 19, 2021
Our condolences on the loss of your father. You are in our prayers
Posted by Stan Peterson on October 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all family.
Posted by Jeannette Knigge on October 19, 2021
I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all.
Posted by Shawnda Wyman on October 19, 2021
God bless. Love to you all.
Posted by Diana & Rod Descombaz on October 19, 2021
Thoughts and prays are with you all !!!!
Posted by Catherine Jones Winslow on October 19, 2021
Aunt Mary, So sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. My prayers & love to you & your family, Love Catherine
Posted by Jon and Kaye Smith on October 18, 2021
See u Thursday, Mary, prayers, and our Sympathy, love 💗
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