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JOHNSON, Dannie M. 77, of Springfield, passed away peacefully beside his beloved wife after complications from the West Nile Virus on Monday, October 8, 2012. He was born on April 20, 1935 in Lawrence County, Ohio to the late John and Louise (Thacker) Johnson. He is preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Pressnell of Columbus. Dannie is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Opal (Allen) Johnson; children, Dannie E. Johnson, Steve Johnson, Donna (Larry) Boetticher and Linda (Patrick) Skinner; grandchildren, Scott Johnson, Michael Golden and Michelle Golden; great-grandson, Austin Golden; brothers, Dee Johnson, twin brother Davie (Peggy) Johnson, Tommy John Johnson and Richard (Debbie) Johnson; brother-in-law, Leonard Pressnell; sisters, Darlene (Dexter) Blair, Aunita (Wayne) Morningstar, Bonnie (Orville) Lyons and Diane Pressnell; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Dannie was an avid fisherman and was a gardener who was known by all his family and friends for growing his tomatoes. Dannie also loved to help clean up his neighborhood. He was a collector of all things and loved to just tinker around. He was a member of the Eagles #397 and will be missed by all his family and friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. with services Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS FUNERAL HOME-Springfield. Rev. Bill Blain and Rev. Dave Perry officiating. Burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.jacksonlytle.com.
Published in Springfield News-Sun from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2012