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Debra Ilean JOHNSON

Saint Michaels - Sioux Falls Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Section 27

Debra Ilean Johnson
June 11, 1959 - September 7, 2021

Debra Johnson, age 62 of Sioux Falls, SD passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory, Sioux Falls. Visitation will be on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 PM.

Debra was born on June 11, 1959 in East Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She attended schools in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School in 1977. After High School, she attended Southeast Vo-Tech for Data Entry. Her love for cooking and culinary skills led her down the path of becoming Head Cook and Kitchen Manager for a number of local restaurants. Eventually her love of racing and family brought her to Jim’s Automatic Transmission where she worked with her husband Keith as an Office Manager for 20 years.

She married Keith Johnson on October 9, 1981 just two weeks after they had met. It was love at first sight. They have been together ever since. Keith was not only her husband; he was her best friend. They shared a love of racing and she could often be found helping out in Keith’s pit crew or cheering him on from the stands. When he wasn’t racing, they attended many racing events together, even finding the time to travel to include Nascar races in their family vacations.

She loved spending time with her two sons, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. It didn’t matter if it was at the races, bowling, or Thunder Road as long as everyone was together.

Her hobbies included cooking, traveling, and fishing. She loved going to the lake, playing games with her kids, attending her kids’ activities and ballgames. She enjoyed music and watching her game show on TV. She loved her dog Sam. She will be deeply missed by her family.

Grateful for sharing her life are her husband, Keith Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD; her sons, Daishon (Jesse Hewitt) Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD, Andre Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD; grandson, Jordan Johnson of Brandon, SD; granddaughter, Ashley (Joshua) King of Brandon, SD; two great-grandchildren, Kyan and Elijah; her sister, Shelly (Lee) Buehler; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Debra was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Helen (Underberg) Paa.

Contributed on 9/19/23 by 9katz
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Submitted: 9/19/23 • Approved: 9/20/23 • Last Updated: 9/23/23 • R275456-G275456-S3

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