Obituary for Calvin "Shorty" Lavon Johnson
Calvin Shorty Johnson, age 90, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at St. Luke''s South. He was born on June 16, 1925 at Boicourt, Kansas the son of David "Bert" and Nellie Dinsmore Johnson. He attended Mound City High School before enlisting with the United States Navy proudly serving his Country during World War II. He married Rosemary Staton on June 18, 1946 at Elko, Nevada. 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 Down Stream 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"Massey. 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 will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasanton Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Pleasanton Community Building. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel.