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James E. Johnson

April 21, 1937 November 4, 2010
James E. Johnson
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PEORIA HEIGHTS-James E. Johnson, 73, of Peoria Heights, passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2010, at OSF Saint Clare Home. He was born on April 21, 1937, in Hanna City to Clarence F. and Elizabeth H. Molchin Johnson. He married Judith Harris-Bruns on December 27, 1984, in Peoria. She passed away on April 2, 2010, in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister and two nieces. James is survived by his five step children, Michele Bruns of Peoria, Michael (Cheryl) Bruns of Peoria, Merilee (Michael) Wunder of Chillicothe, Julia Bruns of Highland, IN and Joseph Bruns of Peoria; six step grandchildren, Lyndsey Nimrick, Ryan, Nicole and Allie Bruns, Jessica Wunder and Bailey Bruns; one sister-in-law, Marie Johnson of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews. He was a farmer in the Hanna City area. James attended St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Chillicothe and was a member of Hanna City Sportsman Club. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2010, at Swan Lake Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Glenn Harris officiating. Visitation will be held 30 minutes before the services at the mausoleum chapel. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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