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Funeral services will take place on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM (Mountain).

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota
6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.

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In memory of

Arnold Johnson

of Wall, South Dakota, died on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip at the age of 90

Arnold Garfield Johnson was born December 5, 1925, on his parents homestead at Duhamel Flatt, South Dakota, the son of John X. and Inga (Rorvig) Johnson. He attended rural school in that area and later Wall High School. Arnold logged in the Black Hills for a short time before going to work as a trucker for Dave Whitwer.

Arnold was united in marriage to Minnie Dorthea Geigle at his home in 1946. The made their home on the place 13 miles north of Quinn, where for the most part, lived their entire married life. Arnold served on the township board for many years. His wife Minnie preceded him in death on November 6, 1982.

In 1998, Arnold moved to Prairie Village in Wall, and in January 2008, moved to Philip Nursing Home, where he has since resided.
Arnold enjoyed gambling, and never missed a trip on the bus to Deadwood.

Survivors include his son Jim Johnson and his wife Jean of Wall; a son-in-law Dale Kjerstad of Hill City; six grandchildren Jamie, Jason and Jeff Kjerstad all of Rapid City, and Jana Bielmaier and her husband Craig of Wall, Jackie Roseth and her husband Thor of Philip, and Jennifer Johnson of Wall; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife Minnie, Arnold was preceded in death by his daughter Bonnie Kjerstad; three brothers Melvin, Sylvan, and Leonard Johnson; and four sisters Juliette Sheddon, Opal Hinkleday, Lillian Weeks, and Violet Johnson.
Visitation was held 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall.
Graveside services were held 1:00 p.m. , Monday, June 6, at the Wall Cemetery, with Pastor Curtis Garland officiating.

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 6-8 p.m.
Rush Funeral Chapel
Philip, South Dakota

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 1:00 p.m.
Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

Pastor Curtis Garland

Jamie Kjerstad - Jason Kjerstad
Jeff Kjerstad - Thor Roseth
Craig Bielmaier - Darwin Geigle

All Relatives and Friends in Attendance

Wall Cemetery
Wall, South Dakota

  • My thoughts are with you at this time. Growing up I have many memories of Arnold. Later years we visited when him and Tom were roommates. ~ Lea Willuweit Ymker Armour SD (6/5/2016)
  • Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this time of sadness and loss. May he rest in peace. ~ Dale & Penny Baumann Quinn, SD (6/5/2016)
  • My deepest sympathies at the passing of your beloved Arnold Johnson. Arnold was a special man & he will be missed by many. May the memories of the time spent working, laughing & loving together bring you peace as God settles him into His Heavenly home. God bless. Marci ~ Marcia Eisenbraun Custer, SD (6/4/2016)
  • Jim and Family,
    My Deepest Sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Fawna Goff Sturgis, SD (6/4/2016)
  • Jim, Jeannie, Dale, and all members of the Arnold Johnson Family. A story about Arnold and Sylvan bringing a new 1941 Ford car home from Rapid City; it was new and looked new until they started north on the Creighton road. A Jackrabbit appeared and was stopped, sitting in the middle of the road. Not an unusual sight but this time the rabbit stayed a little to long and as the new car approached, the rabbit jumped in the air and came through he windshield. It probably made that new car look like a used one? My Sympathy with the loss of Arnold. ~ Bill Bielmaier Wall, SD (6/3/2016)
  • Jim, Jeannie and Dale and the rest of the family,
    It is with great sympathy I send our condolences. I will always remember Arnold and playing pitch at the Peno Basin Civic Center during township meetings. I also loved his laugh when he would set me. Just want you to know I am sorry for you loss.
    ~ Tom Carmichael Oakland, NE (6/2/2016)