Donald Johnson

SPARLAND - Donald L. "Butch" Johnson, 72, of rural Sparland died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014, at his residence.

Butch was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Magnolia, Ill., to Harold H.T. and Anna K. (Smith) Johnson. He married Waynette Berry on January 29, 1977, in Crown Point, Ind. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Angela Quibodeaux of Henry, Nancy (Matthew) Mattingly of Hennepin, Donna (Nick) Kessling of Henry, Jason (Megan) Johnson of Pontiac and Jonathon Johnson of Chillicothe; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Gretchen Piper of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews, including Ted Johnson, who lived with Butch.

His parents and one brother, Harold "Sonny" Johnson, preceded him in death.

Butch attended LaRose schools. He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lacon and a lifetime member of the VFW, AMVETS and the NRA. He was also a member of the North American Hunting and Fishing Clubs.

Butch was a truck driver for over 50 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, the Chicago Cubs and most of all, spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, 513 Carroll St., Henry, with a service for family and friends to be held at 7 p.m. at the memorial home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the memorial home, with a visitation one hour prior. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate. Full military rites will be accorded by the Henry American Legion following the services. Cremation rites will follow the services. Private family burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Magnolia at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be made to

Funeral Home

Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home
513 Carroll St Henry, IL 61537
(309) 364-2252

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 22, 2014