Albert W. Johnson Rites Held in Dixon

New Bedford: - Albert Wilhelm Johnson, son of the late Andrew M. and Emma Johnson, was born near Thomas, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1884 and died Wednesday morning June 12, at his home at 312 North Park Ave., in Sterling.

He spent most of his life in the vicinity of his birth, attended public and parochial schools and was active in community affairs. He was reared in the Lutheran faith and became a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church in Fairfield at an early age.

On Feb 18, 1925, he married Miss Jane Peterson of St. Paul, Minn. He was engaged in farming in Bureau County until 1939 when he moved to a farm in Lee County where he resided until he retired and moved to Dixon. In 1945, he moved to Sterling where he made his home until his demise.

He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Ida E. Monson, Walnut; and Miss Regina V. Johnson, Rock Island, nieces, nephews and hosts of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Julia, and a brother Reuben.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. June 15 at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home at Dixon with Dr. Alfred L. Grewe, Sterling, officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Dixon.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, June 20, 1957, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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