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Shirley Ann Johnson

August 16, 1928 — June 21, 2022

Crystal Lake (Wautoma)

Shirley A. Johnson passed away on June 21, 2022. She was born on August 16, 1928 in Rockford, IL to Karl and Gerda (Anderson) Wallin, the youngest of six children. Her parents were Swedish immigrants who came to the U.S. in 1902. She attended Rockford schools and the University of Illinois and was a Rockford teacher for 10 years. She married Howard Johnson in 1950 and in 1987 moved to Crystal Lake where she enjoyed many years of retirement.

While in Rockford Shirley was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and participated in other organizations as well. Locally she was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Waushara Country Club and Crystal Lake Club where she developed many friendships.

Shirley is survived by her husband: Howard; children: Dayton (Eileen), Judy (Jon) Carlson, Jerry, Susan (Mike) Murphy; 10 grandchildren: Rose, Kaya, Gabriel, Dylan, Kristin, Sara, Jason, Meg, Kate, Jonathon; eight great grandchildren: Everett, Isaac, Owen, Tarn, Zinnia, Levi, Carly, Luke; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

Shirley was a loving wife and mother and will be deeply missed.

Memorial services will be held at 11AM on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Hope Lutheran Church, Wautoma. The family will greet relatives and friends at church on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 10AM until the time of services at 11AM.     
Memorials may be given to Hope Lutheran Church or the Wautoma Public Library in Shirley’s name.


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