Donna M. Johnson, 89, of Aledo, Illinois, died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Trinity, Rock Island, IL. Services are 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Fippinger’s. Memorials may be left to the Ashlin Klev’s Road to Recovery #AshyStrong or Gilda’s Club. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
She was born August 16, 1927 in Aledo, Illinois to Ernest and Nell Aaronson Riddell. She attended the Aledo schools. Donna married Melvin T. Johnson December 19, 1943 in Aledo, Illinois and together they farmed for many years. He died November 2, 1987.
Donna was employed as chief bailiff at the Mercer County Courthouse for 47 years, retiring in 2011. She assisted her sister-in-law, Nellie at the former Foster Flower Shop in Aledo.
She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church and the Oakview Country Club.
She was a talented artist and enjoyed crafting, baking and especially being with her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor Klev (Dick) of Suffern, New York; Marte Welch of Aledo; 4 grandchildren, Beth (James) Mooney of Suffern, NY; Rick (Rayna) Klev of Airmont, NY; Dr. Allison Linder of Aledo; Julie (Greg) Rice of Aledo; 6 great grandchildren Brianna, Jayden, K.J., Ashlin, AnnaMae and Bradley; two sisters, Roberta (Dick) Ogren of Coos Bay, Oregon; Ernestine Sedig of Aledo, IL; several nieces and two nephews; special friends, Sharon and Ron Hank of Aledo, IL.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Lorena Johnson and devoted dog, D.O.G.
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