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Calvin Shorty Johnson, age 90, Pleasanton, Kan., passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at St. Luke’s South. He was born on June 16, 1925, at Farlinville, Kan., the son of David and Nellie Dinsmore Johnson.

He attended Mound City High School before enlisting with the U.S. Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II.

He married Rosemary Staton on June 18, 1946, at Elko, Nev. He worked at Bendix and was a member of the Machinist’s Union before retirement. Shorty had many passions in his life. Most important of these was his love for his family. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, trap shooting, bowling, playing cards, taking a trip to Downstream Casino, visiting with everyone at the coffee shop, playing baseball and keeping track of the Royals.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; son David Johnson; brother Leo “Jack” Johnson; and a sister Juanita “Connie” Moore. 

He is survived by a daughter Carolyn Semler and husband, Jerry; three grandchildren Brian Semler and wife, Amy, Maggie Johnson and husband, Kenny, and Roy Johnson and wife, Jessica; five great grandchildren Libby, C.J., Breezy, Katie and Gunner; and many nieces and nephews who loved Shorty dearly.

 

Funeral service was held Monday, June 6, 2016, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial was in the Pleasanton Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Pleasanton Community Building. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.

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