Dolan Johnson

November 7, 2018

obit Johnson DolanDec. 1, 1935 – Oct. 28, 2018

Dolan Johnson, age 82 of Russell, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Visitation was Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4:30-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at Grace First Parish in Russell. A funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 1, 10:30 a.m. at church. Burial followed at Russell City Cemetery. Hartquist Fu­neral Home was entrusted with arrangements. To read Dolan’s full life history or sign an online registry, please visit www.hartquist­funeral .com.
Dolan Rueben Johnson was born Dec. 1, 1935 to Carl Martin and Viola Jane (Cunningham) Johnson in Coon Creek Township, Minnesota. Dolan attended school in Russell and grad­uated in 1953. Four years after graduation, he mar­ried Eyvonne Johannsen on July 7, 1957 at Peace Evan­gelical Church in Elkton, South Dakota. The young couple continued to live in the Russell and Florence areas. Throughout their years of marriage, they were blessed with five chil­dren—Scott, Becky, Dar­ren, Joel and Kyle. Dolan spent his life working as a farmer and also ran his own trenching business. Dolan beat a cancer diag­nosis in 2002, and lived for 16 years, cancer free. Due to failing health, Dolan was brought to Avera Hos­pital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He died there on Sunday, Oct. 28 at the age of 82 years, 10 months, and 27 days.
Dolan was a member of Grace First Parish in Rus­sell and served as a mem­ber of the church council. In the community, Dolan was a member of the Rus­sell Roundup Riders, Slicks and Chicks, and a member of the Square Dancing Club. As a true outdoorsman, Dolan loved hunting, fish­ing, and four-wheeling in the great outdoors. He also had a great love of spend­ing time with his horses and spent his time watch­ing the Minnesota Twins. Above all else, Dolan truly cherished the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren and the times he was able to watch their activities.
He is lovingly remem­bered by his wife Eyvonne; his children— Scott (Bren­da) Johnson of Russell, Becky (Doug) Field of Craig, Colorado, Darren (Gloria) Johnson of Balaton, Joel (Colleen) Johnson of Mc­Cook Lakes, South Dakota, and Kyle (Kristie) Johnson of Florence; 16 grandchil­dren—Jackie (Terrin) Tor­vik, Angela (Reed) Andries, Melanie (Ray) Harris, An­drew (Joscelyn) Field, Jor­dan Field, Kelli (Alex) Het­tich, Danaca (Erik) Jensen, Taylor (Bell) Johnson, Nick Johnson, Nate (Stephanie) Johnson, Leigha (Todd Brockman) Huegerich, McKenzie (Amar Mal­donado) Cummings, An­dru Cummings, Lauren Johnson, Collin Johnson, and Dylan Johnson; nine great-grandchildren—Owen Torvik, Gavin Torvik, Anna Hettich, Kaden John­son, Ryder Johnson, Dylan Johnson, Michelle Mansker, Brooklyn Field, Savannah Field, Emily Brockman, and Hailey Brockman; siblings—Eleanor Kroetch of Philip, South Dakota, Dick (Marlys) Johnson of Congress, Arizona, and Darrel (Karen) Johnson of Balaton; many nieces and nephews; and many other loving friends and family members. Dolan was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his siblings— Jane Unger, Vivian Buchert, Ver­non Johnson, Fern Nelson, Dudley Johnson and Merlin Johnson.