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Charles "Chuck"  Johnson

February 18, 1943 — June 9, 2015

Charles "Chuck" Johnson was born on Thursday, February 18, 1943 to George Elmer and Alice Ruth (Hammond) Johnson in Meridian, Mississippi. In May of 1960, he joined the U.S. Army and served as a medic. During his enlistment, Chuck earned his GED and was honorably discharged in May of 1965. On May 16, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carol Holder in Dakota City, Nebraska and three children were born to this union: Jeff, Jason and Janell. For a time, Chuck worked driving trucks for Dawdy. On November 7, 1980, he was united in marriage to Lois Colwell in Yankton and gained a step-daughter Jennifer whom he loved as his own. Throughout his life, Chuck continued to drive trucks, working for the Colwell family's elevators in Wakonda and Gayville, then Alumax Extrusions, Alcoa, and Sapa. Chuck always had a hobby and kept himself busy. He enjoyed hunting and camping, but truly loved his pasttime of fishing the most.
Chuck passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 in his home surrounded by his family and having attained the age of 72 years, 3 months, and 22 days.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lois Johnson of Yankton; children: Jefferey Johnson of Sioux City, IA, Jason Johnson of Yankton, Janell Johnson of Sioux City, IA, Jennifer Zickrik of Long Valley, SD, and Jinger Buckley; grandchildren: Shawn Johnson, Holly Bowman, Kayla Johnson, Maxwell Zickrik, and Emily Zickrik; great-grandchildren: Delaney Johnson, Drake Johnson, and Waverly Bowman; sister Karen Spencer of Oklahama City, OK; and his beloved dogs Goldie and Tootsie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Debbie Joyce.



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