Philip (Skip) Johnson passed away on June 27, 2022, at the age of 76. A Celebration of Life will be held at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church, rural Vermillion on Friday July 1, 2022, at 1:00PM.
Skip was born in Seattle, Washington the son of Philip and Dona Johnson. They moved back to South Dakota in 1951 and settled on a farm in Pleasant Valley township. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in rural Vermillion. Skip attended a country school and then high school in Vermillion SD, graduating in 1963. He played with various bands, and also performed with family band for 14 years playing drums. Skip was also inducted into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012.