Bob L. Johnson, age 84, of New Windsor, IL, died Tuesday, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Graveside services are in the New Windsor Cemetery at 2PM on Friday. There is no visitation. Memorials may be left to Tri-County Ambulance or New Windsor Presbyterian Church. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and on-line condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknoxfuneralhome.com.
Bob was born July 1, 1929 in Galesburg, IL to Bill and Ruth Engwall Johnson. He graduated from New Windsor High School. He married Dodie Shull June 18, 1955 in New Windsor.
He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War.
He owned and operated his own heavy equipment company for many years. He was a member of the Rivoli Gun Club and former director of the New Windsor Rodeo. He loved country and western music and traveling to Branson, MO.
Survivors include his wife, Dodie; four daughters: Angie Spivey of Alpha; Chris Johnson of Woodhull; Sharon Raes of New Windsor, Karen Bird of North Henderson; one son: Bud Johnson of New Windsor; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; one sister: Janice Cutshaw of Versailles, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law Jim Raes.
The family would like to thank Gary Murdock, the Heartland Health Care Center, the "Boss" and St. Mary's Medical Center for their help and care.
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Friday, January 24th, 2014, 2:00pm