Dewey's family will be greeting family and friends Friday from 6pm to 8pm at the funeral home.
DeWayne Carl “Dewey” Johnson, 94, was born on the family farm at Courtland, Kansas May 22, 1920, the son of PerVetus and Freda (Swenson) Johnson. He passed from this life Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Belleville Health Care Center in Belleville, Kansas. Dewey attended Bollen Grade School and Courtland High School. Following graduation, he moved to Kansas City and worked for Sheffield Steel until returning to Courtland and started farming. On May 9, 1945 he married Genevieve Hedin and to this union two daughters were born, Kristi and Marlys. In addition to farming, Dewey enjoyed driving a school bus for 20 years. His hobbies included gardening, square dancing, camping and traveling. Dewey was baptized and confirmed at Ada Lutheran Church, rural Courtland and remained a life-long member. Dewey was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers and sisters, including twin brother Don and an infant grandson, Jason Carl Reinke. He will be forever remembered by his wife of 69 years, Genevieve; daughters Kristi (Donald) Wallin of Courtland, Kansas and Marlys (Howard) Reinke of Byron, Nebraska; grandchildren Rachel (Rob) Myers, Lenexa, KS, Justin (Jaala) Wallin, Stillwater, OK, Clay (Bethany) Wallin, Manhattan, KS, Stuart (Diana) Reinke, Byron, NE, Jason (Debi) Reinke, Byron, NE, and Amber (Troy) Livasy, Fremont, NE; several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 Saturday, December 10, 2014 at Ada Lutheran Church, rural Courtland, Kansas with the Reverend Tom Kamprath officiating. Burial will be in Ada Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ada Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund. Visitation will be 1:00pm to 8:00pm Friday with family greeting family and friends from 6pm to 8pm at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas who is in charge of these arrangements.