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Arlene Johnson

Obituary of Arlene V Johnson

MORRISON-Arlene V. Johnson, 93, died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Resthave Care & Rehabilitation. Arlene was born August 11, 1926 in Marathon, IA, the daughter of Werner and Beda (Johanson) Hedberg. She married Harvey W. Johnson on August 12, 1949 in Albert City, IA. He preceded her in death on December 14, 2015. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sterling. Arlene graduated from Augustana College in 1948, with a bachelors degree in speech and language pathology. She was a speech therapist in several Illinois school systems, retiring from Sterling Public Schools in 1986. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, cross stitch, and made many things for family and friends. Survivors include her daughter Miriam “Mimi” (Dennis Staats) Duffiin of Sterling; two sons, Mark (Sharon) Johnson of Goose Creek, SC and Brian (Tami) Johnson of Burnsville, MN; one daughter-in-law, Faith Beatty-Johnson of Pinetop, AZ; nine grandchildren, Mark (Kasey) Johnson, Jenny Johnson, Emily Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, Thomas Johnson, Adam Duffin, Tori Duffin and Charity Johnson, Peace Johnson and one great-granddaughter, Layla Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; son, Thomas Johnson; son-in-law, Drew Duffin; two brothers and two sisters. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday, February 21, 2020 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sterling, with Reverend Leo Patterson, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Thursday at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling and from 10AM - 11 AM, Friday prior to services at the church. A memorial has been established to St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sterling. Condolences may be sent to www.schillingfuneralhome.com.
Thursday
20
February

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Schilling Funeral Home
702 First Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States
Friday
21
February

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, February 21, 2020
St. John's Lutheran Church
703 3rd Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States
Friday
21
February

Funeral

11:00 am - 11:40 am
Friday, February 21, 2020
St. John's Lutheran Church
703 3rd Avenue
Sterling, Illinois, United States
Friday
21
February

Burial

12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
Friday, February 21, 2020
Oak Knoll Memorial Park
18268 Pennington Rd.
Sterling, Illinois, United States