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Neil B. Johnson
July 07, 1941 - October 27, 2012
NEIL B. JOHNSON, 71, of 104 Maple Avenue, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, IA.
Neil was born July 7, 1941, in Starbuck, MN, to Maurice and Verna (Thompson) Johnson. He was educated in the Rockford Grade Schools and attended Rockford East High School in Rockford, IL. Neil first married Barbara J. Johnson. His second marriage was to Dorothy VanderVinne-Vanderlaan on December 31, 1997, in Mt. Carroll, IL. Neil was employed in the construction trades. Most recently, he was employed as a park ranger at White Pines State Park in Oregon, IL, and later for Rockwood State Park in Morrison, IL. Neil was a member of Ducks Unlimited and was an avid outdoorsman; enjoying hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; one daughter, Audra Johnson of Madison, WI; one son, Wade (Cindy) Johnson of Rockford, IL; one stepdaughter, Dawn (Scott) Meurs of Morrison, IL; three stepsons, Dale (Michelle) Vanderlaan of Oak Park, IL; Doug (Renee) Vanderlaan of Morrison, IL; and Darwin (Lisa) Vanderlaan of Morrison, IL; nine grandchildren, Taylor Johnson, Stacy and Cassie Meurs, Grant and Beau Vanderlaan, Hanah and Ben Vanderlaan, Samantha and Cody Vanderlaan; four sisters, Carol Swenson of Rockford, IL; Connie (Dale) Gustafson of Belvidere, IL; Sheila (Gary) Kordash of Rockford, IL; and Sonia (John) Pofelski of Rockford, IL; two brothers, Keith (Darlene) Johnson of Afton, TN and Marty Johnson of Warren, IL.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Amanda Conerly and one brother-in-law, Reg Swenson.
CREMATION RITES HAVE BEEN ACCORDED
VISITATION: 2:00 P.M. until time of service, Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 4:00 P.M. Saturday, November 3, 2012, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home
OFFICIATING: Rev. Gerald H. Norman – Pastor: Ebenezer Reformed Church – Morrison, IL
The family requests casual attire for the visitation and memorial service.
VISITATION: 1 to 3 P.M. Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural Street, Rockford, IL
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural Street, Rockford, IL with a luncheon gathering after the service