Arwood Johnson was family’s favorite uncle


Funeral services for Arwood F. Johnson, 60, of Glenham, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Glenham.
Burial will be at the Glenham Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Arwood passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Arwood Floyd Johnson was born May 16, 1952, to William Brooks Sr. and Norma Ione (Kuehl) Johnson on the family farm near Sitka, where he still lived. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Jacobi Lutheran Church, where he was a lifetime member.
After high school graduation, he worked for Milwaukee and Burlington Northern Railroad. Following a back injury he worked, when possible, for Aero Dyna Kleen.
In later years, Arwood took care of his brother Forrest, who had a kidney transplant, and also helping out Leo Berens.
Arwood enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers and nephews. He also enjoyed gardening. He loved to cook for his family and friends. He would feed anybody who stopped by.
He will be greatly missed by his family, especially his nieces and nephews who looked to him for advice for anything from hunting or cooking to fixing anything. He was a fountain of knowledge. He remembered every birthday from the oldest nephew to the youngest great-nephew.
Arwood is survived by his brother, Brooks (Carol) Johnson of Mobridge; and sisters, Roberta Perman of Aberdeen and Ione Enderson of Glenham. Also surviving are nieces, nephew, great-nieces and great-nephews, Mark (Jane) Perman, Milissa (Lyn) Fliehs, Kristi (Lance) Burns, Joshua (Nicole) Perman, Karla (John) Bieber, Bill (Crystal) Perman, Karen (Dave) Vogel, Robert (Stacy) Johnson, Memorie (Randy) Carlson, Monique (Josh) Eldridge, Monica (Kirby) Keller and Ryan (Darci) Enderson; and aunts, Mae Johnson of Lead, Enid Larson of Aberdeen and Jean Johnson of New Jersey.
He was preceded in death by his parents, great-niece Shelby Gross in 1997, brother-in-law Marvin “Buzz” Perman in 2006, brother Forrest in 2010, and aunt Ruth Stanley.

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