PRINCETON — William H. “Bill” Johnson, 66, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, after a lengthy fight with ALS.
Bill was born July 14, 1953, the son of Robert E. and Joann (Corwin) Johnson. He graduated from Princeton High School and then with honors from the University of Illinois.
Bill was married to Jackie on June 4, 1977; they were married 42 years.
His faith in God, his family and his church were the most important things in his life. He had a lifelong career of farming in Bureau County, including growing crops and raising hogs. He loved taking his family on vacations, especially to the mountains.
Bill is survived by Jackie; his son, Matt (Becky) Johnson, and grandchildren, Louisa, Ruby, and Will, and his daughter, Kim (Dan) Heider. Additionally, he is survived by his sisters, Linda (Mike) Haile and Karen (Jim) Czuprynski; his brother-in-law, Dave Stephens; and five nieces and nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Robert E. and Joann Johnson.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton with the Rev. Derek Boggs officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.
If desired, friends may make memorial donations to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Covenant Point Bible Camp or Answer ALS (answerals.org).
Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.