VisitationUCC CHURCH - Ipswich
Ipswich, South Dakota 57451
The funeral service for Junya Johnson, 101, of Ipswich is 2:00 PM, Friday, December 27, 2019 at the United Church of Christ in Ipswich. Burial will follow at the Ipswich City Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Junya Johnson passed away at Mother Joseph Manor on Dec. 14, 2019 at the age of 101. She was born on June 17, 1918 to Harry & Lydia (Ragatz) Munyon on a farm south of Tolstoy and attended a rural school there. On Nov. 28, 1939 she married Loren Johnson. They lived on the Johnson family farm southwest of Tolstoy. In 1958 they bought a farm northwest of Ipswich and moved their family. They lived there until 1989. At that time they sold the farm and moved into Ipswich. In 2012 she moved to Aberdeen. Junya was a member of the UCC Church and the Women’s Fellowship. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking, baking, and time with her family. When the family would gather for a weekend, breakfast would include her wonderful Carmel rolls.
Junya died Saturday. December 14, 2019 at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in Aberdeen.
Survivors include her children: Jolean (Jim) Mitzel of Sioux Falls and their children Steve (Deb) Mitzel, Clear Lake, MN; Sheryl (Steve) Wolter, Pewauhee, WI; Daryl (Kelli) Mitzel, West Bend, NC; Sandra (Bill) Thornton, Bryan, TX; Stanley (Heather) Mitzel, Brandon, SD; Tonya Baer, Austin, TX. Daryl (Linda) Johnson of Pierre and their children Joette (Jon) Nesladek), Pierre, SD; Ryan Johnson, Pierre, SD; Kayla (Andy) Koob, Rock Rapids, IA. Rich (Linda) Johnson of Ipswich and their daughter Richal (Jason) Wambach, Groton, SD. Darla (Dale) Braun of Minot, ND and their daughters Shanna Braun (Chris Lyon), Minneapolis, MN; Tracy (Adam) Larson, Willow City, ND. She also has 26 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
She is proceeded in death by her husband, her parents, brothers Boyd & Lynden, sisters Eda Mae and Valentine (infant), and grandchildren Sheila Mitzel & Clinton Johnson.
Arrangements with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich. grammfuneralhome.com
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