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Duane Evan Johnson 1956-2019
Ronald E. “Ron” Schepmann

GREAT BEND — Duane Evan Johnson, 62, passed away March 17, 2019, at his home in Great Bend. 

He was born September 20, 1956, at Great Bend, to Herman M. and Velma L. (Narey) Johnson. 

A lifetime Great Bend resident, Duane was a supervisor for Primus Sterilizer. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and bicycle rider. He was a lover of dogs and considered them to be his friends, especially his canine companions, Hobo, Molly and Max.  

Survivors include, one brother, David Johnson and his wife Deanna, Wichita; two nieces, Rachel Johnson and Rebecca Brockel; his Great Bend family, Randy and Erin Martin, and their children, Josh Martin and his wife Dawn, Jacquelyn Armstrong and her husband Alex, and Jessica Hopper and her husband Jeff; and grandchildren-in-heart, Remy Martin, Kaiden Armstrong, Karson Armstrong, Keaton Armstrong, Taylor Kern, Ryder Borschuk and Crew Hopper. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman M. and Velma L. Johnson. 

An informal celebration of life with a time for memory sharing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at Bryant Funeral Home. A private family graveside service will be held Friday, March 22 at the Great Bend Cemetery. 

Memorials are suggested to the Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. 

Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS, 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 20, 2019