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Wendy M. Johnson

June 12, 1957 ~ July 16, 2021 (age 64)



Wendy M. Johnson, age 64, of New Plymouth, ID, passed away on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.  Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in De Smet, SD.  Dennis Helder will officiate.  Music will be provided by Susan Helder as pianist.  The memorial service will be live-streamed on our Facebook page. 


Visitation will be at the Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in De Smet on Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and prior to services at the church on Thursday. 


Wendy Marie Johnson was born on June 12, 1957, in Huron, SD, to Dale and Florence (Valentine) Johnson.  She grew up on a farm south of De Smet with six siblings.  She graduated from high school in De Smet and went on to get her nursing degree at South Dakota State University.  She spent her life helping and caring for others, making a positive and profound impression on all who knew her. 


Wendy was larger than life.  As a nurse for forty plus years, Wendy’s goal everyday was to help people and provide care for those who needed it.  It’s what she was all about.  Those of us who love her dearly take comfort that even in death her last great act is doing what she always did, caring for others.


Wendy is survived by her husband, Tony Oltman, of New Plymouth, ID; two sons, Wylie and Mitchell Oltman, of New Plymouth, ID; step-son, Tyler Oltman; step-daughter, Dakota Oltman; her mother Florence Johnson, of De Smet, SD; siblings, Rebecca (Craig) Deppen, of Badger, SD, Dan (Angie) Johnson, of Chattanooga, TN, Dave (Diane) Johnson, of Solen, ND, Tim Johnson, of Sioux Falls, SD, Marylu Johnson-Luther, of De Smet, SD, and Tony Johnson, of De Smet, SD; step-grandchildren, Maquencie and Treznor Oltman; seven nieces and nephews; ten great-nieces and great-nephews; one aunt, Margret Johnson;  and numerous cousins and more friends than can be mentioned here.


Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel.





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July 21, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel
208 3rd St SW
De Smet, SD 57231

Memorial Service
July 22, 2021

10:00 AM
Missionary Alliance Church (De Smet)

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