Donald Stephen Johnson

August 12, 1952December 14, 2012

Donald Stephen Johnson, 60, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away December 14, 2012. Memorial visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, at Mt. Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road. Donald was born August 12, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, son of John Russell and Doriece I. (Martin) Johnson. He was an antique dealer. He is survived by his sister Diane Johnson, extended family and many friends. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Saturday, December 29, 2012

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July 9, 2013

Don, it's been months since I learned you passed. I haven't been able to say good bye, but know I must. Maybe not good bye, but see you later. Knowing I can't call you for advice or just a supportive shoulder makes me sad. I treasure the gifts you gave me and have many treasures I bought in our outings. They remind me of the good times we shared many years ago. You were a gentleman and a good son to your mom, some thing I respected so much about you. There is a blank space you left in my heart and I will always miss you. Rest easy my dear friend, thanks for sharing your life with me. Martha Moldaver

Mitch Magee

February 13, 2013

Don had been a good friend for 25 years. I will sorely miss him.

Mary Gates

January 11, 2013

Shocked that I won't be seeing Don in line at the sales, sad, will miss him.

Saly Smith

December 31, 2012

Don, I have been thinking about you these past few weeks and trying to say goodbye. I first met you in your Dewey phase in probably 1971 or so when you had that orange 57 Chevy.You were truly a character even back then. Our paths have crossed and separated many times over the past 40 or so years. You helped me with lots of questions as I started holding estate sales. You became a good friend to my brother John, especially in his last months of life. The two of you played some merciless pranks on me, but they always got a round of laughs, even from me. I hope you will be at peace now and be surrounded by the people and things you love. Look after my brother John for me and I will look after Diane here for you. Goodbye my friend.

Randy Kralik

December 29, 2012

Don was a good friend and an expert at what he did...We miss him....Randy and Theresa

Michele Bonuchi

December 29, 2012

Don always had a comment; always said "hi". I know he will be missed (and that crazy chicken) and I hope he has found peace.

David Dugan, M.D.

December 29, 2012

Well it is hard to believe that you are gone cousin Donnie. I have many, many fond memories of days gone by. Our family always enjoyed going to visit Dorice and Russ and Donnie and Diane. You and Russ kept our families laughing and entertained. Dorice and Diane played along as well. I guess I always looked up to you as my older and more worldly cousin and friend. Don, you seemed to just enjoy life at a level many of us never reach. It didn't matter what you did, you did it with passion and vitality. That old Sinatra song "I Did It My Way" fits you perfectly! Now again, I look up to you, this time in heaven, with your folks, mom, grandma and grandpa, our aunts, uncles, and cousins all again at your side. I miss all of you.

Rest in peace, cousin Donnie.



Genevieve Flynn

December 27, 2012

I just learned of Don's death and I am so sad to learn of it. Don was a dear and good friend to me. Such a knowledgeable person about so many things. His cousin Glenn said this so eloquently. I will miss his humor, kindness and his kindness.
My love of our friendship will live my heart for Don.

December 24, 2012

Don was most comfortable in his search for "critters", as he liked to remember them...... as well as other artifacts, large and small. In his presence, you came to know through his knowledge of history and geography where ancient rivers flowed and where seabeds lay in central Kansas, baring bone fragments of a large assortment of ocean creatures. When you were in Dons company, you were on an adventure of his making to get to know the land as he came to know it. He was my nephew as well as my friend and I will miss him dearly.

Glenn Johnson (Omaha, Ne)

Laura Lea Henness

December 24, 2012

My dear cousin Don, you will be missed by those who had the awesome privilege of knowing you. We had many happy and funny times together and I will forever carry those memories in my heart. Your free spirited personality and passion about various things that interested you were captivating to all of us. I always looked forward to spending time with you and hearing about your most recent adventures. You are now in peace and reunited with your mom and dad. Love you Don. - Laura Lea Henness