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Shirley A. Johnson, 91, of Rockford, died January 4, 2016 at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born July 21, 1924, in Rockford, the daughter of Axel S. and Anna (Danielson) Thorsen. She married Roger W. Johnson on Nov. 29, 1947; he predeceased her Mar. 27, 1998. Shirley worked as an LPN. She volunteered at the DuPage County Convalescent Center and at Fairhaven for many years.
Survived by her son, Mark (Theda) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Loretta Johnson; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, Neal; sisters, Irene Lund and Jacqueline Thorsen; and brother, Douglas Thorsen.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1001 2nd Ave. with Rev. Bertie Holmgren officiating. Private burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61114.

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  1. Barbara Rainero

    I'm so sorry for your loss my heart goes out to you and your family God bless

  2. Mary (Mrs. Dick) Johnson

    Mark and family, I am sorry to learn that Shirley has died. Your mother was a dear and loving sister-in-law whom I enjoyed very much. My last visit with her, in 2014, was a pleasure; she was sharp as a tack! I'm sorry to learn that Neal has died; I did not know that.

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