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Dale LeRoy Johnson


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Dale LeRoy Johnson

Spring Hill, FL - Dale LeRoy Johnson, 88, of Spring Hill, Florida, passed away at HPH Hospice on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. He was born Tuesday, March 11, 1930 in Pierpont, SD to the late Joseph Clifford Johnson and Effie (Kraii) Johnson. He was married to Freda Elsie Westra on December 25, 1951.

Dale went to school in Pierpont and Andover, South Dakota. He worked as a Foreman of Custodians, for the Sioux Falls SD School board, at Lincoln High School for 35 years and retired in 1988. He was very proud that he was president of his local union and helped negotiate contracts for fellow union members.

Dale was a veteran of 2 branches of the military; serving in the Navy after WWII and in the Army during the Korean War. Dale was a member of the American Legion and a Lifetime Member of the VFW.

He is survived by his wife Freda, daughter Linda (Kenny) Hoven, sons Ronald (Joetta) Johnson and Tim (Debbie) Johnson , granddaughters Amy (John) Gulbrandson, Dara (Rick) Culp, Rachel (Cory)Kozlowski, 3 great granddaughters, 2 great grandsons, 1 great great granddaughter and 1 great great grandson. He was predeceased by 2 sisters, Nadine Smeins and Jean Smeins.

Dale was a kind person who always had a smile on his face and loved talking with family, friends, and fellow campers. His favorite activities over the years were water skiing, bowling, and traveling. His love for animals was obvious and that told everyone a lot about Dale. Dale and Freda lived in their motor home for 27 years before making Zapata, TX their home.

A close family and friends Memorial Service will be held at Reformed Church Cemetery, Dell Rapids, SD. Any condolences can be sent to Freda Johnson, 6259 Piedmont Dr, Spring Hills, FL 34606-3827.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 14, 2018
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