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4/22/2014 12:05:00 PM
Donald "Butch" Johnson
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Donald L. “Butch” Johnson, 72, of rural Sparland, died at 6:30 p.m. April 20, 2014, in his residence.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday in Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry, with a service for family and friends to be held at 7 p.m. in the memorial home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the memorial home, with additional visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate. Full military rites will be accorded by Henry American Legion following the services. Cremation rites will follow the services.

Private family burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery at a later date.

Butch was born Sept. 22, 1941, in Magnolia to Harold H.T. and Anna K. (Smith) Johnson. He married Waynette Berry on Jan. 29, 1977, in Crown Point, Ind.

Butch attended La Rose schools. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lacon, and a lifetime member of the VFW, AMVETS and NRA. He was also a member of the North American Hunting and Fishing Clubs.

Butch was a truck driver for more than 50 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, the Chicago Cubs and most of all, spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors are his wife; his children, Angela Quibodeaux of Henry, Nancy (Matthew) Mattingly of Hennepin, Donna (Nick) Kessling of Henry, Jason (Megan) Johnson of Pontiac and Jonathon Johnson of Chillicothe; 10 grandchildren, Hope, Daniel, Brianna, Austin, Traxton, Dakota, Nadia, Nakeita, Daphaney and Jade; one great-grandchild, Payton; one sister, Gretchen Piper of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews, including Ted Johnson, who lived with Butch.

His parents and one brother, Harold “Sonny” Johnson, preceded him in death.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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