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Robert Johnson

Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:16 a.m. CST

VENICE, Fla. — Robert Eugene Johnson, 82, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Princeton, passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, looking forward to being in Heaven for all eternity.

Bob was born on Oct. 12, 1931, in Princeton to Conrad and Nina Johnson. He was raised in Princeton and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bob then returned to Bureau County and became a successful farmer there for 60 years. He was active in the Pork Producers Association and Farm Bureau, where he served as a director. Bob spent many years in the Venice, Fla., area and was an avid golfer.

Bob was an active Christian. He served at the First Lutheran Church in Princeton as a Sunday school superintendent, board member and on the building committee. He later transferred his membership to the Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton, and then to Christ United Methodist Church in Venice, Fla., where he lived his deep faith and was a dedicated member.

He is survived by his first wife, Joann; a son, Bill (Jackie); his daughters, Linda (Mike Haile) and Karen (Jim Czuprynski); six grandchildren, Matthew and Kimberly Johnson, Katy Ritter, Rob Czuprynski, and Jennifer and Christopher Haile; and three great-grandchildren, Louisa and Ruby Johnson, and Noah Ritter.  Bob is also survived by his wife, Marcia Johnson of Venice, Fla.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Nina Johnson, and three brothers, Roland, Douglas and Lyle Johnson.

A celebration of Bob's life will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton.

Memorial gifts may be made to Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St., Princeton, IL 61356.

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