MARION M. JOHNSON | 1919 - 2014 | Obituary

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Born: September 27, 1919
Died: July 19, 2014

Marion M. Johnson, 94, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Saturday July 19, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb.

Marion was born September 27, 1919, in Antigo, Wisconsin, the daughter of Joseph and Carrie E. (Swanson) Rettinger.

Marion was employed by The Coffee Cup Restaurant, Gene's Produce and Northern Illinois University until retirement. She also worked for her brother-in-law at Welcome Lanes.

She is survived by two sons, Robert (Peggy) Johnson of DeKalb and Jerome Johnson of Sycamore; three grandchildren, Chad (Kari) Johnson, Ryan Johnson and Tammy (Ken) Overton; six great-grandchildren, Trent, Chase, Gillian, Tegan, Samantha and Kenneth.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Grace (Maurice) Miller; and her longtime companion, Wayne “Pinky” Pinkston.

The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 25, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.

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

For information, visit or call 815-756-1022.

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