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Richard Johnson 1936—2018
Richard "Dick" Johnson, 82, of Wilmore, KY passed away July 14, 2018. Dick was born in Belvidere, IL in 1936, graduating from Belvidere High School in 1954. He married the love of his life, Shirley Barnum, later that same year. They resided in Belvidere until moving, in their retirement years, to Plant City, Florida, San Antonio, Florida, Mountain Home, Arkansas, and lastly Wilmore, Kentucky. Dick was a meat cutter for 34 years in the Belvidere area, but retired as a Toll Collector from the State of Illinois' Toll Commission. He enjoyed playing golf and traveling with Shirley throughout the U.S., the Caribbean, Mexico and the British Isles, although poor health slowed him down in recent years. Dick enjoyed trying his luck at casinos on occasion, sharing coffee and conversation with family and friends, and going for a "Sunday" drive. He always enjoyed watching sports on TV and following his favorite teams and players. Dick is survived by his wife of 62 years, Shirley (Barnum) Johnson; daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Hoppe of Rockford, IL and Diane (Robert) Morgan of Long Beach, CA; 4 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Ruth (Hemmens) Johnson; son, Douglas (Rebecca Frost) Johnson; and brother, William "Bill" Johnson. Dick was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and will always be remembered for his great sense of humor.
Interment will be at 11 a.m. September 22nd, at Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere, IL, with a fellowship following at the Belvidere First United Methodist Church.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14, 2018
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