Funeral Service for Darrell Johnson, 89, of Baker will be held 10:00 am Monday, November 27, 2023 with Pastor Mike Davis officiating at Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Burial will follow at Bonnievale Cemetery. Livestream will start 10 minutes before service begins.
Visitation will be from 3:00-4:00pm, Sunday, November 26, 2023 at Stevenson Funeral Home.
Prayer Service will take place at 4:00pm Sunday at Stevenson Funeral Home. Livestream will start 10 minutes before service begins.
Darrell Eugene Johnson passed away at home on November 18, 2023. He was born to Llewell and Theresa Johnson on October 31, 1934. Darrell grew up on the family ranch with his 3 siblings, LLewell Jr., DuWayne and Reva. Darrell and Marge Holman were married on November 16, 1955. To this union a son Cody and daughter Connie were born.
He fell in love with and married Joan Celander on September 7, 1984. They lived together on the 101 Ranch as he would say “Partners”. He accepted her 5 children that came into the marriage with her, as his own. He loved ranching, being a cattleman, and cattle buying. He passed this love onto his entire family. He loved the cowboy way and being on his horses in his younger years was his true pleasure. Later in life he loved his Ranger which he called his “horse”. He and Joan would have to leave extra early to arrive at the sale barn to play cards, visit and then into a sale to wave his card, “We came to buy’em”. He especially enjoyed his time loading cattle and visiting. He also loved driving around looking at his cattle and his pastures, and taking family and friends along on these rides. He was quick witted and always had a story to tell. He could always be heard saying “what can I do” or “how can I help”.
Darrell loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He was a generous man, helping those in need. His greatest gift was to help those who were looking to start their own herd of cattle. He was a man of strong beliefs with not much wiggle room. The 101 Road was and will forever be his home.
Everyone could expect to be woken up at 5 am by a phone call from him. These phone calls from Darrell will be greatly missed but everyone can sleep in now.
“It is what it is and you can’t change it Joanie”
Darrell will be greatly missed by his wife Joan of 39 years; children Cody (Brenda) and his children Jasi (Frank) Swyres of Baker, Levi Johnson of Baker, Tim (Ashleigh) Tiedemann, Connie (Mike) LoHof of Baker and three children, Misti (Ryan) Fix of Billings, Shye (Jason) Coulter of Baker and Jade (Jessica) Boggs of Baker, Chuck (Maureen) Celander of Miles City, MT, Marice (Russ) Heerten of Reliance, SD, Stuart (Shirley) Celander of DePere, WI, Kristie (Pat) Rake of Plankinton, SD, Charity (Danny) Feemster, of Catawba, SC.; sister in law, Betty Johnson; grandchildren, Hunter and Ryder Swyers, Kobe and Kyler Fix, Gentre, Canden, Hudson, Ledger, Rayce and Ridge Coulter, Capri, Jameson and Wrigley Boggs, Cassie (Grant) Erickson, Erin (Jake) Cole, Lee (Angel) Heerten-Rodriguez, Jessie (Brett) Heerten-Banakis, Lonnie Celander, Michael Celander, James (Celci) Celander, Adri (Ryan) McCauslin, Justin Rake, Taylor (Alexander) Share, Madi (Reid) Adkins, Jacob Feemster, and many great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents LLewell and Theresa; brothers LLewell and DuWayne(Edith); sister, Reva (Kenneth).
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to a charity of your choice in Darrell's memory.
Sunday, November 26, 2023
4:00 - 5:00pm (Mountain (no DST) time)
Monday, November 27, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Mountain (no DST) time)