Dale C. Johnson - 87

11/24/1928 - 3/6/2016

Stillman Valley, IL

Dale C. Johnson, 87, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend passed away on March 6, 2016 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon. Born November 24, 1928 at Saint Anthony Hospital in Rockford, IL, son of Albert and Irene (Mason) Johnson. Dale graduated from Proviso High school, Maywood, Illinois in 1947. Married Patricia A. Robb on August 11, 1950. He was employed by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Chicago, IL for thirty seven years, working the last 12 years in Lancaster, PA. In 1982 he became a partner with his son Dean in Rockford, opening the first three Petlands in the state of IL. Later, Dale also became a partner with his son Keith in the ceiling tile industry in Seattle, WA., retiring in 2003.
Dale is a past master of the Westchester Masonic Lodge # 995 in Westchester, IL. He was a faithful member of the Kishwaukee Evangelical Presbyterian Church for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents and only sister. Survivors include Patricia, his wife of 65 years; children, Pamela (Bill) Giovacchini, Dale Jr, Dean (Sheree), Keith (Beth), Ellen (Jeffrey) Fondrk, Scott (Brenda) and Lisa (Matthew) Williams; 14 grandchildren, Jessica (Jason) Bainter, Anthony (Denise) Giovacchini, Melissa Giovacchini, Matthew (Melissa) Johnson, Benjamin Johnson (Fiancé Jordan Burkholder) , Michelle (Christian) Moretti, Megan Johnson, Kaitlyn (Justin) Eddington, Jacob Fondrk, Evan Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Myla Williams and Dax Williams; five great-grandchildren, Nolan and Riley Bainter, Lucas Giovacchini, and Penelope and Parker Johnson .
Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday March 12, 2016, followed by a luncheon, at Kishwaukee Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church near Stillman Valley, IL with the Pastor Craig Diestelkamp and Pastor Michael Smith co-officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 am until time of service. Burial will be in the Kishwaukee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is established for the Church.

Visitation:

9:30 am to 11:00 am, Sat., Mar. 12, 2016 at the Kishwaukee Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church near Stillman Valley

Service:

11:00 am, Sat., Mar. 12, 2016 at the Kishwaukee Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church near Stillman Valley

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