Delbert Raye Johnson

Delbert Raye Johnson

May 4, 1939 – Nov. 26, 2022

Delbert Raye Johnson passed away Nov. 26, 2022, at his home in Frannie at the age of 83. Delbert was born May 4, 1939, in Luverne, Minnesota, to Elmer O. Johnson and Julia S. (Rulon) Johnson.

He married Patricia Durbin in Luverne. Delbert and Patty moved to Oregon four years later and raised five daughters. They have been in Wyoming for 20 years. They celebrated their 63rd anniversary in July.

He attended trade school and became a machinist. After he retired, he continued working with his lathe. He could fix just about anything. He also enjoyed working with wood and made amazing gifts for loved ones. Delbert loved babies and animals, too.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, brother Doran and five grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife, Patty; daughters LaVetta, Schera, Vidette, Jauneen and Kaylee; adopted daughter Kaitlin; brother Greg; 20 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Delbert’s kindness and humor will be missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held May 4, 2023, at the Deaver Methodist Church, followed by interment of ashes at the Deaver Cemetery.