Funeral service was 2 p.m., Monday, April 14 at Dalesburg Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion. Burial was in Dalesburg Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 13 at the church with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Milton Johnson was born March 6, 1017 in Clay County, SD, the son of Carl and Bertha (Larsen) Johnson. He attended Dalesburg Country School and Vermillion High School. He was a child of the "Dirty Thirties" and he began farming as a child with horses.
He farmed with his brother, Roy, as Johnson Brothers in cattle feeding and grain farming. In 1986, he and his late brother received the Clay County Livestock Feeders of the Year Award. He enjoyed cattle feeding! He lived on the farm until his death.
He was active in his church, Dalesburg Lutheran Church and other organizations in the Dalesburg-Hub City Community. He was a supporter of advocacy groups for South Dakota corn and soybeans.
He married Virginia Soderman on Jan. 12, 1950 in Yankton and they had one son, Ron. The couple farmed in Clay County their entire married life.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia, and a son, Ron; his sister, Helen Green of Minneapolis, MN; his nephews, Gordon Johnson, Doug Green and Steve Green; his nieces, LeAnne Austin and Carol Carlsen; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Johnson, Centerville, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Iverson-Siecke-Kober Funeral Home, Vermillion. Condolences may be sent online to www.koberfuner alhome. com.