In Memory

Ken Johnson

Kenneth E. Johnson, 48, Badger, died Thursday morning at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, Minn.  He had had bypass heart surgery on Wednesday. 

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Badger Lutheran Church, with burial in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Badger, with military graveside rites.  Friends may call in the Bruce Memorial Chapel after 4 p.m. Friday until 11:00 a.m. Saturday when the casket will be taken to the church. 

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; daughters, Donna Johnson, Manhattan, Kan.; Mrs. Glenn (Diane) Reilly, Badger; son David Johnson at home; one grandchild; brothers, Sherman Johnson, Roslyn, S.D.; Palmer Johnson, Fort Dodge; sisters, Mrs. Esther Jorgenson, Rapid City, S.D., and Opal Mydland, Pierpont, S.D.

Kenneth E. Johnson was bord in Roslyn, S.D., and graduated from Roslyn High School in 1953.  He then entered the U.S. Air Force, serving for four years.  After his discharge, he entered South Dakota State University at Brookings, and married Margaret Peterson in 1959.  Mr. Johnson graduated from the university in 1962.  They moved to Kansas City, Kan., and taught school at Turner High School until 1968, when they moved to Fort Dodge.  Mr. Johnson taught vocational printing at Fort Dodge Senior High. 

He was a member of the Northwest Boat Club. 

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05/30/10 12:42 AM #1    

Diane Johnson (Johnke)

Miss ya and love you Daddy - Diane Johnson Johnke.

06/23/10 04:03 PM #2    

Diane Johnson (Johnke)

You were sensational!  You were kind, disciplined, happy, fun, and strong. Your skill and talent in artistry, drawing, painting, building, craftsman, love for music, industrial arts, and vocational printing and layout is so very special and you have made me what I am today.  Your sensationalism has been felt in your family, friends, students, and colleagues. I honor you with all my Heart - daddy.  I know you'd be proud of this website

P.S.  I miss playing the piano with you while you played the harmonica with me next to the fireplace at home.  And thank you for teaching me about Jesus; the words and truth in the bible.  I, also thank you, for teaching me in seeing and understanding that everyone deserving of earth has some kind of faith deep in their souls. 

Diane Johnson Johnke


06/26/10 03:20 PM #3    

Diane Johnson (Johnke)

Song for you, Mr. Ken Johnson...

Besides being proud of your wife, children, and personal Lord and Savoir, Dad I know you also would be very proud of some of our Classmates.  And, I would think that you would think,,, this Class of 1980 was really rockin special......   I can hear ya laughing and see ya smiling!  I also can hear you say, Gosh, I would have loved to been part of this website.  Man--- Modern Technology, Just Can't Get Over It, Howww -Dang Good Technology is NowDays! : )

To you Mike Bradley!  You've done a wonderful job! Thank you for your initiative, wisdom, talent, love and concern for all of us~~~  There are many very happy and proud for what you've done for the Class of 1980! (and bringing us together in a very special way)  WooHoo!

Diane Johnson Johnke

06/26/10 03:21 PM #4    

Diane Johnson (Johnke)

UTUBE VIDEO - Daddy's Hands by Holly Dunn

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