Celebrating the life of Craig V. Johnson
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A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday June 18, 2021 at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church with Rev. Joey Garcea officiating. There will be no visitation; cremation rites have been accorded. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown is assisting the family with arrangements. A memorial has been established.
Craig was born November 28, 1929 in Prophetstown, IL to Valfred and Irma (Morrill) Johnson. He graduated from Prophetstown High School. On October 16, 1954 he married Geraldine (Gerry) M. McDonald in Oak Park, IL. She died on April 15, 2012. Craig owned and operated the Johnson Roller Mill in Lyndon for 16 years. He was also a rural mail carrier for 15 years. At various times during his working career, Craig provided carpentry and ag construction services, he also operated a retail gun shop. He was a long-time member of the Congregational Church of Prophetstown. Craig was an avid antique firearm collector, was a founder of the Sauk Trail Gun Collectors and The Prairie State Longrifle Show and a member of the Kentucky Rifle Association. He enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Bears, and playing golf in his free time. Craig and his wife also enjoyed antiquing. He loved the game of bridge, playing with friends - some of whom were from high school – well into his 80’s.
Survivors include one daughter, Laura (Keith) Hechtel of Angola, NY; two sons, Dan (Janine) Johnson of Downers Grove, IL and Eric (Lynn) Johnson of Davenport, IA; six grandchildren, Keith & Katy Hechtel, Luke and Martin Johnson, Aaron and Ethan Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine.
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200 W. 2nd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277
A luncheon at the church will follow the funeral.