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Elaine S. Johnson, 96, of Oviedo, FL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Born on March 4, 1922, in Rockford, she was the daughter of Edgar and Jennie (Thoren) Pedersen. A Graduate of Rockford High School, she married David E. Johnson on November 7, 1942, in Rockford. He predeceased her on March 13, 2006 after 63 years of marriage. Elaine worked as a bookkeeper at Rockford Drill Head, Inc. over 30 years. She was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church and former member of Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club and Lake Wisconsin Country Club.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandi (Clayton) Lewis of Rockford, Kristine Gates of Frederica DE, Kim (Bill) Butler of Oviedo, FL, Lori Constantin of Santa Rosa, CA, and son, David B. Johnson of Rockford; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Susan and Anne Pedersen. She is predeceased by her parents; and brothers, Norman (Susan) Pedersen and Ronald (Anne) Pedersen both of Rockford. Elaine was a loving mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and dedicated friend. She was quick to forgive, embraced new friends as old, found every situation was perfect to celebrate and was excited by simple pleasures. She loved her family and traditions deeply and her endless enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed.
Funeral Service will be held at 1:00pm on Friday November 2, in Christ United Methodist Church, 4509 Highcrest Road, Rockford with Pastor Jane Eesley officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, IL. Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, Rockford.

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  1. Dorothy & Roy Obrien

    We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately we didn't find out Elaine's passing until this week. We had many great times with Dave and Elaine at Lake Wisconsin and in Rockford. I had many a night's bowling with Elaine. Did she still have the trophy of the horses hind end that my Dad, Leebuys, gave our team one year? Your video was very enjoyable to watch also. We wish all of you the very best.

  2. MaryAnne Jacobson Ax

    Dear Johnson family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. She and your Dad were part of happy, if brief, memories at Lake Wisconsin for me.


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