James Edward Johnson


April 17, 1937 - April 7, 2016


James Edward Johnson was born April 17, 1937, at Mitchell, to Clearence “Cy” and Cecilia “Cec” (Rozum) Johnson. He graduated from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell in 1955 and attended the University of Montana and South Dakota State University. He was a commercial fisherman, bush pilot and hunting guide in Alaska for many years. On July 16, 1967, he married Dee Saukerson at Sand Lake, Alaska. They returned to Mitchell in 1970 and he was an area crop sprayer for nearly thirty years.


He is survived by his wife, Dee; one daughter, Tina Reaves of Sioux Falls, SD; one granddaughter, Taylor Reaves of St. Paul, MN; one brother, Tony (Norma) Johnson of Captain Cook, HI; a sister, Kay Chambers of Seal Beach, CA; and his companion and hunting dog, Boots.


None Scheduled


Monday, April 11, 2016
12:00 PM
Celebration of Life
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Moose Lodge
Mitchell, South Dakota


Family Graveside Service
Monday, April 11, 2016 ~ 11:00 AM
Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Del Black on April 11, 2016
RIP, Jim. I always looked forward to my visits with Jim on my yearly trips to Mitchell. What great memories!!
Posted by Lynne (Feiner) Reuter on April 11, 2016
Dee and Tina, I am so sorry. It's been years since I've seen Jim or you guys, but what a good guy. Always had a smile. A real gentleman. My hugs and prayers to you.
Posted by Dean Fitzler on April 10, 2016
I always had fun with Jim, he was a very good hunter and firearms shooter. Sorry for your lost Dee.
Posted by Cheryl & Roger Schmit on April 10, 2016
Jim/ a good landlord and even a better friend! You are one of a kind and you will be greatly missed by our family! God bless!!
Posted by Austin Schmit on April 10, 2016
I will always remember our hunting adventures! My first coyote, goose, and ducks were all with Jim! I will miss you!!
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on April 8, 2016
So sorry for your loss of a great man ! Sending prayers to all of you this hard time of your life !
Posted by Barb Goldammer on April 8, 2016
So very sorry for your loss!
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Bill goldammer on April 8, 2016
Sorry for your loss he was a good man going to miss him !!
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