Darrell and Arlene Johnson Anniversary


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Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 8:46 am
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Darrell and Arlene Johnson, East Moline, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be a vacation with their children, spouses and grandchildren to Osage Beach, Mo. A trip later in the year is planned to the Southwest.
Arlene Coakley and Mr. Johnson, both of Moline, were married on April 29, 1953, at Wesley Methodist Church, Moline.
Their children are Julie (Terry) Voparil, Iowa City; Michelle (Kent) Merritt, Parsons, Kan.; and Scott (Kim) Johnson, McDonough, Ga. They have five grandchildren, Craig, Joel, Daniel, Elyse and Joshua.
Mr. Johnson was employed as an insurance agent at Western-Southern Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1988 after 25 years.
Mrs. Johnson was employed part time as an office worker at Sears, Roebuck and Co., retiring in 1992 after 17 years.
They are members of Trinity Lutheran Church, Moline.












 



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