August 21, 2018

Dayle E. Johnson

Dayle Johnson, 85, of Lincoln, formally of Raymond and Valparaiso, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on August 19th, 2018. He was born May 11, 1933 in Valparaiso to Oscar and Stella (Krafka) Johnson.

He retired as a manager for Tracy’s Body Shop after 27 years, volunteered for Raymond Fire Dept and served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He was a member of the Valparaiso American Legion for 62 years.

Survivors include son Ken (Pam), daughters Sandra and Cheryl; grandchildren Alexis, Trisha, Jenny, Miranda, Chad, Caden, Kayla, Aaron; significant other Rose and family; multiple great grandchildren; sisters Beverly and Betty; other family members and friends; sister-in-law Eunice Hough of Colorado Springs, CO. Preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Pauline; his parents, and Rose’s son Mike who he considered his son.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 24th at Wyuka Funeral Home. Visitation at Wyuka Funeral Home, Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorials to the Capital Humane Society or to the family for further designation. Condolences at



  1. My family was very fortunate for mom and Dayle to find each other so late in life. New love in our later years is different. It is less complicated. It is less cluttered by the expectations of life. You have the time to truly learn who each other is and what you mean to each other. Mom and Dayle had a loving and sweet and very romantic life together. My family and I were blessed to count him as family. Mom and Pauline were blessed to have the friendship that they had. That blessing lead Dayle to mom. Dayle is an amazing man and he is loved and missed by so many people. I hope he, Pauline, and Mike are enjoying a nice cold vodka sour. Cheers to all of the people we love and miss.

  2. Condolences from Richard and Susan Draper

  3. Condolences, from Richard and Susan Draper

  4. My condolences to the family. Dayle was a man who certainly knew how to live life, and he sure had a ball living his. Ill never forget how he taught me to putt in his living room, after he bumped his button. “since you’re here”. I told him it wasn’t a good idea, he says what’s the worst that can happen you break the window? I’ll never forget that!
    Sending prayers to the family.

  5. Deepest condolences to the Johnson & Lindholm relatives, on behalf of the 3 surviving grandchildren (Don & George Miller, and Georgann Mantor) of George & Anna (Lindholm) Marshall of Valparaiso.

  6. We’re going to miss Dayley – I always enjoyed hanging out with him, trying new beers, shooting the breeze and sitting outside.

    So blessed to have had him in our family for the last ten years. He fit like a glove.

    I loved his corny jokes, his orneriness – which was never mean – he liked to make people smile and laugh. I got such a kick out it when I learned he liked going to Elvis shows with Pauline, then mom. Lucky ladies – he was a good man.

    To peace, love and light in a race car~
    Cheers to Dayle….

    And yes, I can picture him with Pauline and Mike having a vodka sours :-)

  7. Two families were blessed to have Dayle Johnson in their lives. He meant everything to all of us and his heart was big enough for all of us. I will always treasure the time he had with us and what he meant to us. I will miss him.


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