BOYD E. JOHNSON, 88 BELVIDERE - Boyd E. Johnson, 88, of Belvidere, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Highview in the Woodlands. He was born May 6, 1924, in Belvidere; the son of Oliver and Nellie (Loveridge) Johnson. Boyd was married to Marilyn Schwebke in Belvidere on December 12, 1946. He was employed as an Electrical Assembler for Barber-Colman Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1986. Boyd served in the Army Air Force during World War II. He was a member of First United Methodist Church; a life member of the VFW John Hugo Kaiser Belvidere Post #1461; a member of American Legion Boone Post #77 and former member of Loyal Order of the Moose, Belvidere Lodge #295. He enjoyed listening to country music, playing cards, woodworking and remodeling projects. He is survived by children, Allen Johnson, Belvidere; Gary Johnson, Freeport, Illinois; Julie (Dan) Halley, Cherry Valley, Illinois; four grandchildren, Robert (Krystle), Kyle, Stacie and Brian; a great-grandchild, Isabella; a sister, Viva Mae Carlson; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn in 2009; and daughter-in-law, Carol Johnson. Funeral Services at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, with the Rev. James Crone, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, in the funeral home. Memorials to the
or Center for Dementia Research, Nathan S. Kline Institute, 140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg NY 10962. To express condolences online, please visit buckwheelerhyland .com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2013