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Dennis R. Johnson 1954 - 2019
Rebecca Sue Booth

GREAT BEND — Dennis R. Johnson, 64, passed away at his Great Bend home on July 13, 2019. 

Dennis was born on Nov. 22, 1954, at Lindsborg, Kan. to J. “Maitland” and G. Lucille (Sole) Johnson. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. and his Masters of Music Degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan. He was an accomplished musician/composer, with many of his pieces in publications. 

Dennis served as Church Organist for many years, having served churches in Baton Rouge, La.; Tyler, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyo.; and lastly at churches in Great Bend and surrounding areas. 

Dennis is survived by two brothers James “Jim” (and his wife, Sally) Johnson, Lindsborg, Kan.; and Jim (and his wife, Marilyn) Sole, Brevard, N.C.; sister-in-law Jan Johnson, Elmhurst, Penn.; nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Larry Johnson.

Cremation has been selected and there will be no visitation or services at this time. The family has requested that memorial contributions be designated to the Golden Belt Humane Society at Great Bend, Kan. 

Online condolences may be left for the family and a  complete obituary may be viewed at

Funneral arrangements provided by

Charter Funerals

2115 Washington St.

Great Bend, KS, 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 31, 2019