Clayton R. Johannsen, age 26, died early Sunday morning, February 13, 2011, in rural Meade County, Kansas, as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born January 7, 1985, at Meade, Kansas, the son of Max and Barb (Magee) Johannsen. As a young boy he attended Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School in 2004. Upon his graduation, he attended Panhandle State University, Goodwell, Oklahoma, majoring in animal science and agri-business with a minor in agronomy. Upon his graduation he returned to rural Meade County where he made his home. He was a grain merchandiser for the Dodge City Co-Op.
Clayton was a member of Saint John Lutheran Church and the Haskell County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding horses, working cattle, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by:
His parents, Max & Barb Johannsen of rural Meade, Kansas
A sister, Riki Stecklein and husband, Mike of Olathe, Kansas
Two brothers, Benjy Johannsen and wife, Morgan of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jimmy Johannsen of Indianapolis, Indiana
A niece, Cheyenne Stecklein of Olathe, Kansas
Maternal grandmother, Clara Houston and husband, Doug of Omaha, Nebraska
Aunt & Uncles, Bill Johannsen of Beaver, Oklahoma
Kim & Michele Batman of Meade, Kansas
Mike & Cathy Magee of Burnsville, Minnesota
Jeff & Gina Magee of Omaha, Nebraska
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, W.H. “Billy” and Agnes Johannsen; paternal grandfather, Jim Magee; a niece, Gabrielle Elise Stecklein; and an uncle Mitch Magee.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 18, 2011, at St. John Lutheran Church, Meade, with the Reverend Lynn E. Spencer presiding. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Interment will follow in the Atwater Cemetery, rural Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the Clayton Johannsen Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.