|Jimmie Dean Johnson, 74, of Altona, passed away at 4:37 AM, Monday, August 27, 2012 at the Kewanee Care Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 30, 2012 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rio Baptist Cemetery in Rio Township, Knox County, IL. Memorials may be directed to Little John Conservation Club.
He was born May 20, 1938 in Galva, the son of Harold Dean and Kathryn Judith (Talberg) Johnson. He married Martha Susan "Marty" McDowell on October 2, 1958 in Corinth, MS. She survives, as do a daughter, Lynn Marie (Tim) Fritz of Lynn Center, IL, a sister, Sandra (Jim) Kursock of Kewanee, five grandchildren, Travis and Kacey Fritz, both of Lynn Center, Nick (Jennifer) Johnson of Galva, Alex Johnson of Kewanee and Nolen Johnson of Galva, a great grandchild, Wyatt Johnson of Galva, two nephews, Scott (Kelli) Kursock of Kewanee and Greg (Stephenie) Kursock of Pekin, IL and an aunt, Doris Johnson of Galva. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Allen Johnson and a great granddaughter, Bethney.
Jimmie had farmed in the Knox and Henry County area. He was a member of Little John Conservation Club and the Knox County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed farming, fishing, camping and playing cards, especially, Uker and 500. He especially enjoyed talking with family and friends and his coffee time at the Filling Station in Bishop Hill.