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Donna I. Johnson

September 14, 1939 July 5, 2013
Donna I. Johnson
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Obituary for Donna I. Johnson

Rockford - Donna I. Johnson, 73, of Rockford, died Friday, July 5, 2013, in her daughter, Pam's home, after a courageous and graceful battle with cancer. Born September 14, 1939, in Ashton, the daughter of Cornelius and Myrtle Elaine (Colby) Gonnerman. Graduated from Winnebago High School in 1957. Donna married Edwin M. Johnson on October 24, 1959. They were married for 16 years. Donna worked at Barber Colman until 1961. After raising her family, she worked at Amerock for many years. Donna was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Pecatonica. She dearly loved caring for her family and friends.

Donna is lovingly survived by her daughters, Denise (Ray) Gibler of Winnebago and Pamela (Chad) Holstrum of Rockford; grandchildren, Alissa (Brice) Glenn, Raymond (Liz) Gibler, and Brooke and Kate Holstrum; great-grandchildren, Madelynn and Malerie Glenn, and Lehnie and Raef Gibler; sisters, Pauline Rash, Lois Westphal and Louise (Russell) Painter; several nieces and nephews; and her precious cats, Ira and Fudgie. Predeceased by her parents; brother, John "Jack" Gonnerman; and former husband, Ed Johnson.

Funeral Information

Service at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with the Rev. Terry Theiss, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Pecatonica, officiating. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica. Visitation 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, in the funeral home.


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