Milton A. Johnson
Milton A. Johnson, 92, of Belle Fourche and formerly of Gettysburg, SD, died Nov. 15, 2012, at the Belle Fourche Healthcare Center in Belle Fourche.
He was born Jan. 3, 1920, on a farm at Lebanon, SD, to Alvah and Florence (Boulding) Johnson. He attended grade school near Tolstoy, SD. He worked at the Civilian Conservations Corps at Fruitdale, SD.
He served the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945, as a Gun Crewman Medium Artillery #804. He served in the battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and Ardennes.
He married Freida Jacober at Pierre, SD, on Jan. 2, 1947.
Milton is survived by his three children, Wesley (Paula) Johnson, Rapid City; Greg Johnson Cavour; Michelle (Greg) Feterl, Belle Fourche, eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Kathleen Joachim of Hot Springs.
He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, a daughter, Sarah Jane, a brother, Keith Johnson and a sister, Ruth Titze.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Nov. 21, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Spearfish with the Rev Gene Bauman officiating. Burial with military honors by the Sturgis Veteran’s Honor Guard will follow the service at 1:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
A memorial has been established.
Black Hills Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements.