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JOHNSON, Francis John 1926-2007


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Date: 11/3/2010 at 18:15:17

Francis John Johnson

GUTTENBERG, Iowa -- Francis John Johnson, 81, died Monday, July 16, 2007, at home, following a brief illness.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Garnavillo, with the Rev. Marvin Bries officiating. Entombment will be at 2 p.m. at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque. The Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 207 S. First, Guttenberg, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born on April 13, 1926, in Bernard, son of Henry and Margaret (Decker) Johnson.

Francis received his education locally and farmed his entire life until his retirement.

He married Dorothy Zoller on Jan. 30, 1951, at St. Donatus. Nine days later in entered the Army during the Korean Conflict until November of 1952, where he received an honorable discharge. Francis returned home to farm full-time and together he and Dorothy were blessed with seven children.

In his free time, Francis enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, working with his flowers and watching the Chicago White Sox play ball.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; seven children, Rick (Phoebe) Johnson, of Osterdock, Nancy (Harley) Troester, of Dickeyville, Wis., Ted (Lisa) Johnson, of Osterdock, Tom (Sheila) Johnson, of Guttenberg, Judy (Jeff) Guth, of Sparta, Tenn., Sandi (Mark) White, of Colesburg, and Jean (Keith) Schares, of Johnston; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Loretta Ronek, Rita Kremer, Eleanor (Eldon) Schueller, Lucille Schmitt, Katheryn (John) Tigges and Geraldine (Melvin) Anthony; and a brother, Henry (Maxine) Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Raymond and Ralph; and a granddaughter, Stacy Johnson.

Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Tuesday, July 17, 2007, page 4C, column 2


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