John "Jack" Allen Johnson was born February 1, 1943 at Parkston to Bernard and Viola (Puetz) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at the Salem Lutheran Church. He attended Parkston schools graduating from high school in 1961. He served with the Parkston National Guard for six years. He farmed with his father for several years before moving to Mitchell. On November 12, 1971 he married Sharon Plagmann. Jack was employed with the city sanitation department in Mitchell until retiring. He was a member of First Lutheran Church. He was an avid pool shooter and enjoyed fishing.
He is survived by his two children: BJ Johnson, Mitchell and Kimberly Johnson, Brookings; his mother, Viola Johnson, Parkston; mother-in-law, LaVera Plagmann, Mitchell; brother-in-law, Larry Fritza, Mitchell; sister-in-law, Karen Grave, Mitchell; niece, Sarah (Jason) Wear, Mitchell; nephews: Frank (Kim) Grave, Tea, SD, Tim Grave, Mobile, AL; three great-nephews and one great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bernard, wife, Sharon and sister, Joann Fritza.