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Gaylen Johnson

June 3, 1943 March 4, 2019
Gaylen Johnson
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Obituary for Gaylen Johnson

Gaylen Johnson, age 75, of Madison, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Bethel Lutheran Home.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in the Canova Cemetery. 

Gaylen Lawrence Johnson was born June 3, 1943 in Madison, SD to Clifford & Charlie Ann (Dunn) Johnson.  After graduating from Canova High School, he started working for Culligan Water.  Shortly after Gehl opened the new facility here in Madison, he began working as a welder and worked there for over 30 years until his retirement. 

He was an active member of his AA group for many years and they were like family to him.  Gaylen enjoyed watching westerns on TV and a good cup of coffee.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of Madison; three children, Lance Johnson & Larry Johnson both of Madison, LeAnn Johnson (Raymond Anderson) of Yankton; three grandchildren, Mikayla (Matt) Bentley of Lake Preston, SD, Hailey Johnson of Lake Norden, SD and Paige Anderson of Yankton; two great-grandchildren, Harper & Liam Bentley; one brother, Sydney (Nora) Johnson of Lakeville, MN and several nieces & nephews.

Gaylen was preceded in death by his parents.


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