Clayton N. Johnson was born on October 30, 1930 in Salina, Kansas, son of Theodore N. Johnson and Elsie T. Oborg Johnson. Clayton passed away in Lindsborg, Kansas on December 29, 2018. He grew up in Lindsborg, working on the family dairy farm. He graduated from Lindsborg High School and traveled to Colorado to do ranch work until enlisting in the Air Force in October of 1951. Clayton married Emeline “Maydean” Reich on September 27, 1954 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lindsborg, Kansas. After his discharge from the Air Force, Clayton and Maydean made their home on the farm near Bridgeport, Kansas. Clayton was a respected farmer/stockman for over 60 years, retiring in the spring of 2018 at the age of 87.
Survivors include Carol (Carrie) Johnson, Greenville, Texas; Donna Moore, Salina, Kansas; Merry Johnson, Denver, Colorado; Michael and Patti Johnson, Marquette, Kansas; Randy and Dalene Johnson of rural Bridgeport, Kansas, and grandchildren Jenny Fenton, Judy Baldrea, Jake Johnson, Mikeala Johnson, Clayton Dale Johnson and Keenan Johnson.
He is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Clayton loved his family devoutly and enjoyed the family’s Sunday evening suppers. He was a man of character and integrity.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Lindsborg, Kansas, graveside services following at the Bridgeport Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 4 at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, with family present from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.