Ralph L. Johnson
1926 - 2020
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Ralph L. Johnson

Born: May 25, 1926

Died: June 16, 2020

Ralph L. Johnson, 94, of Waterman, Illinois, died Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at Barb City Manor.

He was born May 25, 1926 in Clare, Illinois, the son of Otto C. and Amanda E. (Davidson) Johnson. Ralph married Marion E. Lindberg on November 2, 1947 in Sycamore, Illinois.

Ralph attended Kingston Schools. He was employed by Wurlitzer Piano Company and later by Hiatt Brothers in DeKalb for over 20 years and was also a farmer. Ralph attended Salem Lutheran Church and was a member of the Waterman Lions Club, Northern Illinois Steam Power Club, served as a director and founding member of the International Harvester Collectors Club, (Red Power) and was founding member of the Bush Riders Motorcycle Club. He won numerous Enduro Runs Nationally and in Canada. Ralph was animal lover especially dogs and was an avid tractor collector.

He is survived by his five children, Shirley (Vern) Koelling of Grant Park, Bruce (Hedy) Johnson of Rochelle, Carol Johnson of Westmont, Paul (Dawn) Johnson of Stillman Valley and Lori Davids of Polo; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; special friend, Judy Bryant.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion in 2013; infant brother, John Johnson; brother, Glen Johnson; and sister, Eleanor Pierce.

Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore with Rev. Preston Fields officiating.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ralph L. Johnson Memorial Fund, addressed to the Johnson Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.

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Published in The MidWeek News on Jun. 17, 2020.
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June 23, 2020
Sending heartfelt sympathies to all of Ralph's loved ones. He will be missed by all of us at Barb City Manor!
Maureen Gerrity
June 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Ralph was such a good neighbor to us. We are sorry that we won't be attending the visitation or funeral because of the virus. Jeannette recently had surgery and we are just keeping ourselves safe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family.
Harold and Jeanette Erlenbach
June 17, 2020
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane we would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again to join us at NISPA meetings and shows
Bill Pfeiffer
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