Milton “Swede” Johnson

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Milton “Swede” Johnson, 82, of Monett, Mo., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, while at Oak Pointe of Monett.

Milton was born on February 5, 1938, in Pierce City, Mo., son of the late Arthur and Ellna (Doennig) Johnson. Milton graduated from Pierce City High School with the Class of 1956. In 1956, he began his honorable service to his country in the National Guard until 1959. He then served in the Reserves until 1962. For many years, Milton worked as a Production Supervisor for Hydro Aluminum, formerly Wells Aluminum, retiring in 1998.

Milton was a baptized believer and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Monett. His service to the church included Elder, Board of Directors, Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee and various other committees. Most importantly to Milton, was his faith in Jesus as well as his relationships with his family and friends. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and hunting.

On June 5, 1965, Milton was united in marriage to his best friend, Kay Trump. They were blessed with over fifty-five years of wonderful memories made together.

He will be cherished forever by his wife, Kay, of the home and his children, Jeff Johnson of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Janet Ryder and husband Jeff of Wentzville, Mo., one grandson, Jackson Ryder of Wentzville, two nieces, Janene and Julie Johnson of Pierce City, one sister-in-law Connie Johnson of Pierce City, as well as a host of dear friends.

Milton was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roger Johnson.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020, McCormick-St. John’s Cemetery. Reverend Andrew Kennell will be officiating. In lieu of flowers and with much gratitude, memorial contributions can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Braille Workers in care of the funeral home. On-line condolences can be made at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.