Delores A. Johnson, 88, of Lisbon, passed away Thursday November 18, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.
Born July 20, 1933 in Morris, she was the daughter of Clarence and Edna (Severson) Dix. She was raised in rural Newark by Fred and Lila Dix. She graduated from Newark High School with the class of 1951. Delores married Willis Johnson on May 12, 1956 at the West Lisbon Church. They lived all of their married life in Lisbon. For several years she was employed as secretary at Lisbon Grade School and then at Country Companies in Yorkville.
She is survived by her children, Debra (Merle) Andersen of Lisbon, Denise (Larry) Henkelman of Elburn and Karen (Stewart) Slack of Newark; eleven grandchildren, Kimberly (Josh) Britz, Nicole (Dan) Brown, Eric (Rachel) Andersen, Rachel Stenseth, Scott Johnson, Austin Henkelman, Adam and Andy Meyer, Matthew (Shawna) Slack, Angela Slack, Nicholas (Hannah) Slack; eighteen great grandchildren who brought her much joy; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Dix and Lorraine Mickelson; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death, were her parents; her loving husband, Willis; one granddaughter, Victoria Rose; one brother, Donald Dix and two sisters, Mary Frederick and Ruth Lambros.
She was a lifelong member of West Lisbon Church.
Delores and her husband Willis were their grandchildren’s number one fans.
Memorials may be given to West Lisbon Church or the donor’s choice.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Lisbon Church with Pastor Steve Larson officiating. Interment will follow in West Lisbon Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at the church. Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the online guestbook at www.frulandfuneralhome.com.