Ralph Dewain Johnson,  age 72, died July 29, 2009, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt.  He was born Jan. 7, 1937, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident of Medicine Lodge for 45 years, he was a road grader for the Barber County Highway Department.


Ralph Dewain Johnson,  age 72, died July 29, 2009, at South Wind Hospice Home in Pratt.  He was born Jan. 7, 1937, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A resident of Medicine Lodge for 45 years, he was a road grader for the Barber County Highway Department.
Survivors include: wife, Loretta; a son, Robert, Medicine Lodge; two daughters, melinda Harger, Pratt, and Nancy VanRanken, Sawyer; a sister, Bernita Reynolds, Inola, Okla.; two brothers, Tim Johnson, Texas, and Marvin Johnson, Woodward, Okla.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rube and Viola McClaren Johnson.
Funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Medicine Lodge. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge. Friends may sign the book from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Larrison Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge, where family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church or South Wind Hospice in care of the funeral home, 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge, KS 67104. Condolences may be left for the family at www.larrisonmortuary.com