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Allen J. Johnson, 73, of Rockford, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 in Swedish American Hospital. Born on November 10, 1944, in Rockford, the son of Gustaf A. and Eva (Carlson) Johnson. Allen married Jean Bertolasi on July 9, 1966 at Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford. He worked at Barber Coleman for 43 years. Allen was a fan of The Phantom Regiment and lifelong Packer fan. Allen and his wife were both active in scouting as leaders with all 3 of their children.
Survived by his wife, Jean; children, Jennifer (Tom) Logsdon, Jeremy (Lisa) Johnson, and Jason (Rebecca) Johnson; grandchildren, Jessica, Morgan, Graham, and Connor; sister, Carolyn Carlson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents; and sister, Doris Johnson.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, 925 5th Ave, Rockford. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave, Rockford. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. A memorial fund will be established at a later date.

Condolences & Shared Memories (9)

  1. Allen Lafayette

    a good Friend and Neighbor, you will be missed.

  2. Cindy West

    You are now with the ANGELS resting PEACEFULLY! I really enjoyed our talks! I will "keep an eye on JEAN!" Sending PRAYERS to the FAMILY!

  3. Patti Bertolasi Eckrich

    Jean and family, my husband Tom and I want you to know we are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Eleanor Sweet

    Allen was married to my best friend, Jean. Jean and I met in Fowlerville Michigan in fifth grade. And we remain great friends today. Allen was always very friendly and treated me like a sister. He loved his family and he loved his flower garden. Everytime I would visit he would send some starts for flowers home with me. He was an awesome husband, father, and grandfather and a great friend. I truly wish I could be there at this time. . Iam sending lots of prayers, and hugs and love for Jean and all of the family. Love you all very much.

  5. Chuck Gustafson

    Allen, I'm thinking about Fourth Avenue, Wight Grade School, the playground, and you today. Your Buddy, Chuck

  6. Pam Donnelli

    Hello, Jeannie. I wanted to express how sorry I am for your loss. I am not sure if you knew but I moved to Indiana a few years ago to be with Patti. Because of that I will not be able to be at the service, but will be thinking of you and praying for you. Please let Jennifer, Jeremy and Jason know too that they will be in my prayers. I will be sending something in the mail that you can use for whatever memorial is set up. God bless you.

  7. Jan & Mike Zarembski

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this time. Keep the good memories alive. If there is anything you need or anything we can do for you please let us know.

  8. Gregory Kassner

    Sending my prayers for my brother Pete and the family

  9. Russ & Cheryl Dennis

    Jeremy & Family - so sorry for your loss, our condolences to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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