Wayne was born on June 2, 1925 to Carl and Eleanor Johnson. He graduated from Albert City High School in 1944. On Nov. 4, 1951 he was married to Donna Beckfield. Together they were blessed with three children, Bryon, Charlene and Annette. The family lived and farmed in Laurens until 1960 when they moved to Alta. Wayne worked for First Coop and for the Alta Community Schools.
After retirement he enjoyed mowing the lawn, woodworking, fishing and traveling, particularly on the bus trip across Canada. He especially enjoyed time with family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Nadine; and son-in-law, Jim Friedrich.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Johnson of Alta; son, Bryon (Mary) Johnson of Ankeny; daughters, Charlene Friedrich of Courtland, Minn., and Annette (Pat) Petersen of Alta; grandchildren, Alex Johnson of Ankeny, Rachel (Jave) Colburn of Altoona, Chad Friedrich of Bloomington, Minn. and Lisa Friedrich of Bloomington, Minn.; brother, Kenneth Johnson of Storm Lake; sister-in-law, Elaine (Gary) Spooner of Sioux Rapids; brother-in-law, Marlin Beckfield of Des Moines; and also many nieces, nephews and friends.