John G. Johnson

John G. Johnson

South Dakota horseman died January 17.

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John G. Johnson, 90, of Shadehill, South Dakota, passed away at the West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger, North Dakota, on January 17, 2022.

Funeral services for John will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Lemmon, South Dakota, with Pastor Tera Kossow officiating.   Burial will follow at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Rosebud Lutheran Cemetery south of White Butte, South Dakota.  

The funeral service for John will be livestreamed and a link made available the day of the service.  

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, January 21,  at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon. 

John was born July 9, 1931. In his own name, he bred 29 winners from 58 starters and the earners of more than $250,000. He also raced the earners of more than $660,000, with 33 winners from 45 starters, led by Faster Than Hasta ($245,922). 

John is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Lemmon; sons, Gary (Jodi) Johnson and Bob (Shilo) Johnson, all of Lemmon, and Mike (Linda) Johnson, of Hettinger, North Dakota; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Martina Ham, of Lemmon; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Oscar and Andrew; and four sisters, Muriel Seidel, Hilma Randen, Alice Kettleson and Anna  Isdal.

Memorials can be left on his page at the Evanson Jensen Funeral Home