October 14, 1945 – Sunday, February 1, 2009
Community Center in Agency Village
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Michael J. Johnson, age 63 of Sisseton and an SWO member, journeyed to the Spirit World on February 1, 2009 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls.
Michael John Johnson was born on October 14, 1945 in Sica Hollow to the late Johnny and Mable (nee Isaac) Johnson. A lifelong farmer, Michael helped several families with their farms but primarily worked with Merle Ready.
Michael is survived by sisters: Bernice Johnson, Sisseton, Martha Johnson, Sioux Falls, and Virginia Mullins, Dallas, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings: Dorothy, Steven, Sylvester, “Little” John, Ruth Helen Johnson and Mary Mae Price.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at the Community Center in Agency Village. The Celebrant is Father Andrew Knop, and special music is provided by Dakota Nation. Elmer Feather is listed as an honorary bearer, while Laverne Black Thunder, Carl Lufkins Sr., Andrew Hayes, Dean Price, Floyd Hayes, Stanley Lufkins, Narcies Lufkins, and Arnold Good Bird will serve as casket bearers. The interment is at St Peter’s Cemetery in Sisseton. On Tuesday at 5 P.M., the procession will lead from the Dakota Connection to the Community Center for visitation with a 7:30 P.M. Prayer Service led by Sr. Catechist, John Cloud. An All Night Wake will be held Wednesday night with at 7 P.M. Prayer Service.