Celebrating the life of Dorothy M. Johnson
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There will be a private family visitation and funeral service at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, with Mr. Ken Renkes officiating. The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. A memorial to the American Cancer Society has been established.
Dorothy was born December 16, 1939, in Fulton, IL, to Peter and Florence (Geerts) VanderVinne. She was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools, and was a graduate of Morrison High School. On February 6, 1959 she married David Vanderlaan in Fulton, IL. She later married Neil B. Johnson on December 31, 1997 in Mt. Carroll, IL. Neil died on October 27, 2012. Dorothy was first employed by Vend-O-Mack in Morrison, and later by Climco Coils in Morrison. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church. Dorothy liked outdoor activities including yard work, flower gardening and bird watching. She enjoyed bowling and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Dawn (Scott) Meurs of Morrison; three sons, Dale (Michelle) Vanderlaan of Oak Park, IL, Doug (Renee) Vanderlaan of Morrison and Darwin (Lisa) Vanderlaan of Morrison; a step daughter, Audra Johnson of Madison, WI; a step son, Wade (Cindy) Johnson of Rockford, IL; eight grandchildren, Stacy (Elliot) Worth, Cassandra (Maxwell Leib) Meurs, Grant and Beau Vanderlaan, Hanah (Bobby) Mathius, Benjamin Vanderlaan, Samantha (Nick) Volckmann and Cody Vanderlaan; two step grandchildren, Taylor and Julie Johnson; one sister, Ruth Balk of Pella, IA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neil; one granddaughter, Amanda Conerly; three sisters, Pauline Pruis, Frances Houzenga and Louise Bielema; one brother, Maurice VanderVinne.
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