Arlene C. Johnson

Born: Friday, September 15, 1922
Passed: Sunday, June 11, 2017

6/16/2017 | 9:30 am - 10:45 am
First Evangelical Free Church 

6/16/2017 | 11:00 am -
First Evangelical Free Church 


Arlene C. Johnson "Auntie R", 94, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in Presence St. Anne Center. She was born September 15, 1922, in Hamilton County, Nebraska; the daughter of George F. and Clara (Jones) Anderson. Arlene was a 1939 graduate of Polk High School, Polk, NE. She married George D. Johnson on January 19, 1946; he died on November 4, 1985. Arlene was employed with Nylint Corporation, where she was the receptionist for 34 years. She was a longtime member of First Evangelical Free Church, member of Selina Circle (Christian Women's Circle) and Christian Women's Connection. Arlene was an avid Chicago Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan.
She is survived by her nephews, Ed Prochaska, Ron Meerkatz, Bruce Johnson and Tom Johnson; nieces, Sharon Milway, Deanne Gosda, Nancy Russell, Cathy Pfaff, Sue Ellen Stebritz, and Edie Nyen; special cousin, Marion; many great and great-great nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Ethel; old neighbor and friend, Corky and dear friend, Cat; along with friends at The Cloisters and tablemates and friends at Independence Village. Predeceased by her sisters, Loneta Pearson and Lois Meerkatz; and nephews, Ed Johnson, and Leon and Ken Meerkatz.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at First Free Rockford, 2223 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford, with Rev. Bertie Holmgren officiating. Private family burial in Willwood Burial Park. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials to First Free Rockford and Kids Around the World, 4750 Hydraulic Rd. Rockford, IL 61109.