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Cylus A. Johnson, age 83, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019, at his residence in rural Concordia, Kansas. Cy was born September 6, 1935, to Albert and Elsie (Chapman) in rural Salina, Kansas. He was a 1953 graduate of Kip High School, Kip, Kansas. He served in the Army National Guard for 10 years.
He married Donna Jean Liedtke on May 24, 2002, at the Lutheran Church in Concordia, Kansas. She survives of the home.
Cy had been a heavy equipment operator and involved in construction since 1953.
He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Glasco, American Legion Post #76, Moose Lodge, Concordia and Mitchell County Water District #3, where he served as a board member.
Cy was an avid KU basketball fan, he also enjoyed fishing and making homemade ice cream for family gatherings. Cy was always willing to help others and he helped organize “The Pope’s People.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Elsie; 2 daughters, Amy J. Johnson and Barbara Jarvis.
He is survived by his wife Donna, of the home; a son, David Johnson (Lois), Salina, Kan.; stepdaughter, Lisa Deal, Moundridge, Kan.; 2 stepsons, James Wilson (Ronda), Concordia, Kan., Daniel Wilson (Tabitha), Minneapolis, Kan.; a brother, Don Johnson (Marge), Salina, Kan.; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with family receiving friends from 5 – 7 p.m., all at the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia.
Celebration of life service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Glasco, Kansas, with Jim Winter officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Glasco, Kansas, in c/o Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit


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