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Bernice D. Johnson

November 2, 1923 July 28, 2012
Bernice D. Johnson
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Bernice Darlene Johnson, 88, of Peoria, died on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 6:13 a.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born November 2, 1923 in `Sioux City, Iowa to Glen and Lola Mae Nickum Swift, she married Wesley W. Johnson on September 9, 1939 in Dakota City, Nebraska. He died December 27, 1983 in Sioux City. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Weiss, two brothers, and two sisters. She is survived by four sons, Philip (Nancy) Johnson of Minnetonka, MN, Clark (Gayle) Johnson of Peoria, Steven Johnson of St. Paul, MN, and Douglas (Marcia) Johnson of Franktown, CO. 12 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Great Great Granddaughter also survives. She worked in bookkeeping for 35 years at Sioux City Stationary Office Systems. She was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria, and Nativity Parish in Sioux City. A Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, 10 a.m. at St. Philomena Church, with Fr. Vien Van Do officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with Vesper’s Service at 6:45. Further visitation will be half hour prior to the mass on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to St. Philomena Church Building Fund. There will be a visitation in Sioux City from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday at Christy-Smith Funeral Home, with Graveside Services at 2 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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