Michael Eugene Johnson, Age: 62
Oct 19, 1956 -- Oct 1, 2019

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Michael Eugene Johnson, Leavenworth, KS, devoted husband and loving father of two, passed away surrounded by family and friends at the University of Kansas Hospital. He was 62.

Mike was born on October 19, 1956, in Ulysses, KS to Donald and Shirley (Komma) Johnson. On August 9, 1975, he married his high school sweet heart Debra Lea Waterman. Following a move to Lawrence, KS, Mike earned a degree in Architectural Engineering from The University of Kansas. Mike and Debbie then moved to Overland Park, KS where they raised their two children, Eric and Amy.

In 1993 Mike became president of Excel Constructors, an Overland Park based general construction company, and served as its leader for the next 26 years. Among notable distinctions, Excel was recognized as a Best Company to Work For in Kansas City, General Contractor of the Year and Mike received the Richard V Edmonds Award for Exemplary Service from the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Foundation. Professionally he was known for his building expertise, fairness, integrity and honesty.

Faith was very important to Mike. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Basehor, KS and served on its finance committee.  He also participated in perpetual adoration at Holy Angels as well as the chapel at the Little Sisters of Lamb little monastery in Kansas City, KS.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents Don and Shirley Johnson. Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years, Debra L. Johnson, of the home; son, Eric Johnson, of Lenexa, KS; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Ryan Trotnic, grandsons, Drake and Brycen Trotnic, all of Basehor, KS; sister, Teresa Minks, Ulysses, KS; brother, Bret Johnson, Newton, KS; and numerous Aunts and Uncles, cousins, nephews, and in-laws.

The Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m. with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 7, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 15440 Leavenworth, Rd. Basehor, KS.  The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Church.  Burial will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery.

The family of Mike Johnson requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to Holy Angels Church, to be applied to the future building of a new parish center and hall, a project dear to his heart.

Mike's family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support during this time. Everyone is invited back to the parish hall after the burial for a luncheon.

 



Condolences

Melinda Malone and Famiky Oct 04 ,2019

1st Cousin ,Bayfield ,Colorado

With a humbled heart I write a note to express my deepest sympathies. Mike lives on in the hearts and minds of all who loved him. He has been called Home. Melinda

Eric Soriano Oct 04 ,2019

Subcontractor to Excel Constructors ,Lenexa ,Kansas

I am so very sorry about Mike's passing. He was one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure of working for. He was a fair and honest General Contractor and I have nothing but respect and appreciation for him and how he conducted his business. I am sure he will be missed by many Subcontractors in the Kansas City area. I would have liked to work for him for many more years.

Carolyn (Reppart) Cordes Oct 04 ,2019

Friend /school class mates ,Pratt ,Kansas

Deb I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

Debbie Weiser Oct 04 ,2019

Friend ,Allen ,Texas

Debbie and family so sorry for your loss of Mike. He rocked in high school. Now he is rocking Heaven. Sending prayers.

Pat & Deb McGlohon Oct 04 ,2019

Friends ,Topeka ,Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss! Our prayers are with you and your family!

Lyle and Debbie Rundell Oct 04 ,2019

Class mates from Ulysses ,Wichita ,Kansas

So very sorry for your loss. May memories replace the sorrow in your heart.

Leroy Oct 05 ,2019

uncle ,Lawrence ,Kansas

Debbie, Erick and Amy I am so sorry for the loss of Mike. If you ever need anything that you think I can do for you please call. Mike will always be remembered by all of as being a special person even though he looked somewhat like me.

Tim Sullivan Oct 05 ,2019

Friend ,Wichita ,Kansas

Debbie and family, Donna and I are saddened to hear of Mike's death. Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family. May your faith bring comfort and hope as you grieve and celebrate a life lived well. Our love, Tim & Donna Sullivan

Dorothy Lean Oct 06 ,2019

Friend ,Tonganoxie ,Kansas

My heart is heavy for your family. Hugs and prayers to all of you during this time.

stasi Currie Oct 07 ,2019

co-worker ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Robert and I would like to express our sincere and deepest sympathy on your loss. He was such a kind and generous man.

Mark & Kathy Franzen Oct 07 ,2019

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Debbie & Family - My heartfelt condolences for you all this week. Mike was a tremendous man, construction partner and friend to our firm and our architects. Mike approached every project with the attitude of doing what was right for the client. We will miss his smile on the jobsite and the golf course. Mike built some phenomenal projects for us over the years. His personal, and built legacies, will remain with us for a lifetime. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mark Franzen + HTK Architects

Event:
Rosary
Location:
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address:
15440 Leavenworth Rd.
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66007
Date:
Oct 07 ,2019
Time:
5:00 PM
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Event:
Visitation
Location:
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address:
15440 Leavenworth Rd.
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66007
Date:
Oct 07 ,2019
Time:
5:15 PM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address:
15440 Leavenworth Rd.
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66007
Date:
Oct 08 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
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