Jay Andrew Johnson
Jay A. Johnson, 42, Brandon, died Tuesday, January 13, 2015, from a sudden health issue.
Family visitation will be 5-7pm, Friday, January 16, 2015, at Heartland Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 1pm, Saturday, January 17, also at Heartland Funeral Home with Lee Green officiating. Interment will follow at Brandon Lutheran Cemetery.
Jay Andrew Johnson was born February 3, 1972, to K. Joe and Marion (Baldwin) Johnson. He was raised and attended school in Brandon. Jay worked with his father in the family business at Rainbow Sports Cards. His other interest was buying and fixing up houses. He was self-taught in construction and he wasn’t afraid to attempt anything. This also was a business he and the love of his life, Jessica could do together. They were married on July 13, 1990 in Sioux Falls and were inseparable. Their life revolved around their three children, Typhinie, Courtland, and Mikayla. More recently, his grandchildren, Jaydalynn and Krosby, dominated “Papa’s” love, time and attention.
Jay liked to keep life simple; work, family, and friends. Whether it was just hanging out at home, fishing at the river, and camping at Lake Thompson, Jay just enjoyed being with his family or friends.
Jay will be deeply missed by his wife, Jessica; three children, Typhinie (Tommy) Carland, Sioux Falls, Courtland Johnson and Mikayla Johnson, of Brandon; his mother, Marion Johnson, Sioux Falls; two grandchildren, Jaydalynn and Krosby; three siblings, Mike (Debbie) Johnson, Sioux Falls, Adam (Carol) Johnson, Brandon, and Jody (Bill) Sundvold, Garretson, SD; and several nieces and nephews.
Jay is preceded in death by his father, K. Joe Johnson and one brother, Joseph Johnson.