Wesley Johnson

Wesley Johnson


May 11, 1927 - October 10, 2021


Wesley Johnson, 94, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, October 10, 2021, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be at 4:00 PM Saturday, October 16, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Mt. Vernon, SD. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Wesley Wayne Johnson was born on May 11, 1927, to William and Martha (Dixon) Johnson in Sabula, IA. Wesley attended Miles High School. After high school at the age of 17, he joined the United States Navy from 1944-1948.

In 1946 Wes married Myrna Lou Ostrus in Clinton, IA. After he was honorably discharged from the Navy, he began a long career in the tv repair business. In 1985 Wesley started working with his son Kevin at FEN and Midwest Motels as a computer technician and Accountant.

Wesley loved camping, country music, and every aspect of baseball as a player, coach, and umpire. He was an avid Chicago Bears fan!

Wes is survived by his two sons, Kevin (Joy) Johnson of Mitchell and Kim Johnson of Sioux Falls; three daughters, Kristine (John) Fraser of Mt. Vernon, Kathleen Young of Watertown, and Kandace Bucy of Sitka, AK; twelve grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna, son-in-law, Paul Young, one brother, one sister, and one great-granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Mt. Vernon Baseball Association, Attn: Darcy Deinert, PO Box 192, Mt. Vernon, SD 57363.

Posted by Laurie Gerlach on October 16, 2021
So sorry to hear this. Special hugs for Kathy. It is so hard to lose a parent. There just are no words to take away the sadness when you lose someone you love. Wishing you strength and comfort.
Posted by Rebecca Flemming on October 15, 2021
My sisters and I send sincerest condolences and much love to the entire extended Johnson family.
Posted by Sandra Darling on October 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your lost, May he rest with God.
Posted by Judy (Puetz) McCarthy on October 14, 2021
Losing a parent is never easy, no matter their age. Sending our deepest condolences to all of you. May the good memories get you through the hard times..
Posted by Kelly Hills on October 13, 2021
I have a lot of really wonderful memories with Wes and the family. One of the sweetest people I've ever known. Love and prayers to Kris, Kate, Kandy, Kevin and Kim and families. Peace be with you. Rest in peace, Wes.
Posted by Susan Hink Hemenway on October 13, 2021
Our deepest condolences to your family. Uncle Wes was a great man, so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Sue VanderHeiden on October 13, 2021
Oh Kris I am so sorry to hear this. I didn’t know your dad but everything in me tells me he was pretty great. May he RIP. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Tom Riddle on October 13, 2021
So enjoyed our sports visits, our prayers and thoughts Kevin and families
Posted by Chuck & Chris Mauszycki on October 13, 2021
He was an amazing man & a wonderful friend! We thought the world of him, as did many & he will be missed. Prayers to the family, share the memories & keep him alive in your hearts ♥️
Posted by Ron Gates on October 12, 2021
Prayers to the family. Wes was a great tv repairman.
Posted by Maria Houston on October 12, 2021
deepest of sympathy to your family!
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