James E. “Jim” Johnson, 89, passed away Monday, April 15th, in Salina. He was born January 25, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Carl C. and Alma A. (Thorp) Johnson.
Growing up in the Paola area, he attended local schools.
March 27, 1953, Jim married Norma L. Morrison at Springhill. Most of their married life was spent in Navarre. She preceded him in death July 26, 2017.
He was employed by Kansas Artificial Breeding Association (KABSU).
He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and crafts.
Jim was also preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Lorene Rhoades and three brothers, Sidney, Gilbert and Robert Johnson.
He is survived by: three daughters, Vickie (Steve) Maddy, of Kipp, Mary Linder of Salina, Brenda (Peter) Veilleux of Salina; a son, James (Jean) Johnson of Goodland; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
The family has chosen cremation. Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, May 4th, at the Danner Funeral Home with Pastor Happel officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Navarre Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 – 6:30 PM Friday, May 3rd, at the Danner Funeral Home. The Family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to Hospice of Saline County. They may be left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.