We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

William "Bill" Johnson

A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014 for 79 year old William "Bill" Johnson of Chester, IL who died Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at his home in Chester, IL.

William was born September 9, 1934 in Rockwood, IL, the son of Richard and Mollie (Moss) Johnson. He married Alma Jean Smith on September 11, 1954 and she preceded him in death on August 14, 1975. He then married Patricia Whitebear in 1976 and she preceded him in death in July 1992. He then married Esther M. Nance Hartman on May 15, 1994 in Chester, IL and she survives of Chester, IL.

Also surviving are two sons, Kerry Johnson of Rockwood, IL and Jaye Johnson of Marcus, IA. Three step-children, Karen Allen of Chester, IL, Joseph Mankser of Waterloo, IL and Randall Hartman of Baldwin, IL. One sister, Virginia Mansker of Rockwood, IL. Two grandchildren also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, one sister and one grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5pm to 8pm Friday, January 10, 2014 and after 7:30am Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for 79 year old William "Bill" Johnson will be held at 11am Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Rev. Tom Klausing officiating.

Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Rockwood, IL.

Memorials can be made to family choice.