Wayne Johsnon

Obituary of Wayne Allen Johsnon

September 30, 1938 – December 13, 2023


Wayne Allen Johnson (85) of Milliken, CO formerly of Sherwood, ND, passed away peacefully on December 13th at a Greeley, Colorado hospital, surrounded by family.


Wayne was born September 30, 1938, to Melvin and Ruth Johnson in Kenmare, ND. He grew up on his parent’s farm along the Mouse River in Renville County. He graduated from Sherwood High School in 1958. He served in the US Army Infantry Division and was discharged in 1967.


Wayne was a truck driver at heart, and he drove for several companies before going into partnership with his father. They had Johnson’s Trucking for several years. Wayne then moved out west and joined the Teamsters Union and became a long-haul truck driver. He retired after 45 years of trucking and was proud of the fact that he never had an accident.


Wayne married Crystal Engelstad of Antler, ND on July 6, 1968, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Antler. The Lord blessed them with 55 years of marriage and 3 sons, Waylon, Wade (deceased), and Jason. Wayne loved to hunt and fish with his boys and enjoyed camping and traveling in their motorhome. He loved his grandchildren deeply and was looking forward to their first great-grandchild in March.


His family includes wife Crystal, sons Waylon (Steph) of Salem, Missouri, and Jason (Raquel) of Milliken, Colorado, grandchildren Angelique Robinson (Colton), Shay (Jordan), Jamie, Emma, Gunnar, and Freya, and a great-granddaughter due in March. Also, sister Zella (Don) Ackerson, sister-in-law Carolyn Johnson, and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his son Wade, parents, sisters Myrna Johnson and Joyce Moran, his brother Wesley, and nephew Kevin Johnson.


At Wayne’s request there will be no formal service and burial will be at a later date at the Sherwood Cemetery.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Wayne Johsnon, please visit Tribute Store
A Memorial Tree was planted for Wayne
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Northern Colorado Crematory
Share Your Memory of