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Robert E. Johnson

July 19, 1922 February 28, 2017
Robert E. Johnson
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Peoria- Robert E. Johnson, age 94, of Peoria, passed away at 11:44 PM on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Born July 19, 1922 in Galesburg, Illinois, he was a son to Edward L. and Helen McLernon Johnson. He honorably served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. Robert went on to earn his degree in engineering and graduated from the University of Illinois with the class of 1949. On July 19, 1952 he married Mary Jane Gerchak at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. She preceded him in death in 2014. He worked for Caterpillar for over 44 years in the service department until his retirement in January of 1985. Robert was a parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who was loved and will be missed.

Survivors include three sons, Robert “Peter” Johnson of Cypress, TX, Michael (Anne) Johnson of Munster, IN, and Thomas (Maureen) Johnson of The Woodlands, TX; as well as, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Mary.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Father James Pallardy will officiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass, at the church.

Memorials in Robert’s memory may be made to the Msgr. Robert C. Livingston Scholarship Fund.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

4

Mar

9:00 AM 3/4/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 3/4/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

4

Mar

10:00 AM 3/4/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum Final Resting Place

7519 N Allen Rd
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N Allen Rd Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Msgr. Robert C. Livingston Scholarship

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