Robert Johnson


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Posted Online: Nov. 12, 2012, 6:28 pm
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Robert C. Johnson, 93, of Aledo, formerly of Keithsburg, died Monday Nov. 12, 2012, at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo.
Services are 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is at the Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial fund will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born Sept. 23, 1919, in Cambridge, to John and Hilma Carlson Johnson. He attended Aledo schools and married Leona Maude Harrison Feb. 22, 1941, in Davenport. She died in 2000.
Bob farmed east of Keithsburg for many years and was employed at Williams and White in Moline. He enjoyed fishing and trap-shooting.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (Jim) Bridgford, Aledo; a son, Dean (Donna) Johnson, Stronghurst, Ill.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, one grandson, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.












 



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