Donald F. Johnson

Born: Wednesday, December 1, 1926
Passed: Monday, June 25, 2018

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Donald F. Johnson, 91, of Rockford passed away Monday, June 25, 2018. He was born December 1, 1926, in Rockford, the son of Roy H. and Anna C. (Woehrle) Johnson. After graduation, he joined the Navy and proudly served in the Pacific during World War II. He married Ann E. Johnson August 20, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa; she predeceased him May 25, 2007. He was the Vice President of Cellusuede Products Inc. retiring in 1989. Donald was a member of the Rock River Valley Traffic Club, Delta Nu Alpha Transportation Club, American Legion, and the National Rifle Association. He loved coin collecting, the Cubs, traveling to Las Vegas, and especially visiting with family.

He is survived by his children, Maurie (Jan) Johnson, Maureen (Mike) Sutton, and Jan (Bruce) St. Pierre; grandchildren, Greg (Rynn) Johnson, Renee (Chip) Barr, Dan (Kayla) Sutton, Todd (Sarah) Sutton, Amy (David Prepster, Jr.) Williams, Sam (Angel) St. Pierre, Molly (Zach) St. Pierre-Limas, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by his daughter Nora Jean Johnson, brothers Fred Johnson, Harold Johnson, Dick Johnson, and sister Betty-Ann Schallock.

Private graveside service will be held at Scandinavian Cemetery. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel. Memorials to Free Flags for Veterans' Graves, P.O. Box 2192, Loves Park, IL 61130.

Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. Kathie Ayres and Ted Ross

    We ate many meals with Don at Peterson Meadows. The meals were always joyful and fun. He enjoyed people and people enjoyed him. He will be missed. Kathie and Ted

  2. Bob Klump

    Very sorry for your loss. Are used to call him down and was always a professional and an all-around nice guy. My thoughts are with your family at this time.

  3. Jeff Wilmarth

    My condolences to the Johnson family. Don was a great asset to the Rockford transportation community. I always enjoyed his company and positive outlook and insight working with him in both transportation groups. I will remember him fondly for that -

  4. Royann Wright (Harbison)

    So sorry to hear about uncle Don. He lived a long full life. We lost mom at the end of December and before she died we went through all the family photos and reminisced.

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