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Gene Johnson Obituary (1927 – 2021) – Walnut, IL

Gene Richard Johnson
Born: June 16, 1927 in Sublette, IL
Died: August 11, 2021 in Walnut, IL
Gene Richard Johnson, age 94, passed into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at Heritage Wellness in Walnut, IL.
Gene was born in Sublette, IL, on June 16, 1927. He was the son of Greta Waterhouse Johnson Stanley and Howard Johnson. He grew up in Walnut, IL and attended Walnut quality and substantial faculties. Following his 1945 graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy as a quartermaster on the Delta Queen Steam Boat (the U.S.S. Delta Queen was commissioned for Planet War II company in San Francisco Bay). He steered the Delta Queen all around Alcatraz to fulfill the ships that ended up convey the wounded and returning servicemen home from the Pacific Theater. They were being taken aboard the U.S.S. Delta Queen to cross the bay and occur ashore.
Gene attended Knox College or university in which he performed football and belonged to the TKE Fraternity. Immediately after graduation, he was a background instructor at Walnut Large School and coached soccer and keep track of. He later on joined GBH Way Residences of Walnut as a salesman for a lot of yrs. When there he aided generate the Walnut Household Centre that featured all the facilities that went into the new residences. He was also vital in forming the dealers’ group when Homeway Properties was shaped. Gene married the love of his existence, Lois Anita Dimmig, on March 10, 1951 at the Walnut Methodist Church. She preceded him in loss of life on April 29, 2014.
Gene and his wife Lois also lived for a brief time in Elkhorn, WI, where Gene became heavily included in the Wisconsin Chapters of ARC (and was point out president). He also helped acquire handicap workshops and housing although living in Wisconsin. They returned to Walnut, and later went to Lone Tree, IA and Iowa Town, IA, operating for Offer Constructions. They also lived in Vero Beach front, FL where by Gene opened a organization to make prefabricated homes. Later on in lifestyle, after relocating to Princeton, IL, Gene opened Johnson and Associates with his son, Steve.
Gene and Lois experienced 3 youngsters, Susan (Gary) Brooks Scott Michael Johnson (deceased) and Steven Blair Johnson of Ripon, WI. Their grandchildren include Christopher Prokes of Walnut Gina (Dennis) Boyles of Princeton Emaleigh Morrissey of Sheffield and her fiancé Jason Floyd Annette (Ben) Clausen of Walnut Tate Johnson of Ripon, WI and Lillian Parlier of Spring Valley, IL Marisa Bacorn and Devin Cavel. Great-grandchildren include things like:Elliott Prokes, and Kathryn Prokes of Ottawa, IL Drew (Taylor) Foes of Buda, IL Braden Boyles and Elizabeth Boyles of Princeton Presleigh Morrissey of Sheffield Kylie Floyd and Hunter Lewis of Princeton Ava Clausen, Caleb Clausen, Geyson Clausen, and Oliver Gene Clausen all of Walnut.
Gene and Lois’ lives revolved all over their family members and close friends. They were being Walnut and Bureau Valley sports activities admirers as their kids and grandchildren grew to become included in the various athletics and functions. In afterwards yrs they followed their fantastic grandchildren in Bureau Valley and Princeton sports. Holidays and birthdays were celebrated in fashion at Grandma and Grandpa Johnsons!! Affectionately Papa Gene and Nana Lois. Gene was preceded in dying by his mothers and fathers, his spouse Lois, son Scott, and a single brother Rex Johnson. Surviving are his daughter and son-in-regulation Susan and Gary Brooks of Walnut and his son, Steve Johnson of Ripon, WI and just one brother, Vaughn and his spouse, Judy Johnson of Shopiere, WI, together with the various grand-and terrific-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are getting manufactured by way of Garland Funeral Dwelling in Walnut. Products and services will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral dwelling on Saturday, August 28, with Gary Brooks presiding. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. The loved ones invites people attending to use St. Louis Cardinal clothing in honor of Gene’s lengthy allegiance to the Cardinals NLB crew. GO Cards!!
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