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Johnson, Howard W.
Howard W. Johnson, age 92, of Alpha died Monday, November 21, 2011 at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline. Services are 1:30 p.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Burial is in the Andover Cemetery. Visitation is noon until the time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to Meals on Wheels, Tri-County Ambulance Service or American Diabetes Association. On-line condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.

He was born September 21, 1919 in Lynn Township, IL to Wallace and Lillian Johnson Johnson. He attended Pleasant Valley Grade School and Oxford Township High School. He married Thelma Jean Dickinson January 28, 1943 in Galesburg. She died April 21, 2005.

Howard farmed and raised cattle in Lynn Township all of his life retiring in 1972. He was Oxford Township Road Commissioner for 9 years.

He served on the Opheim School Board District 199 until it consolidated into AlWood School District where he served on the board for 6 years.

He was a member of the Henry County Farm Bureau and enjoyed golfing.

Howard is survived by 1 daughter: Gloria (Rod) Taylor of Alpha, 1 son: Ron (Cindy) Johnson of Sherrard, 4 grandchildren, Joe (Alivia) Taylor of Peoria, Jayson (Kerri) Johnson of Davenport, DeeAnn Taylor of Germantown Hills, IL and Jim (Jennifer)Taylor of Moline., four great grandchildren, Emma, Leah, Ava and Owen.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 sisters and 1 brother.
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