MORRISON – Neil B. Johnson, 71, of 104 Maple Ave., Morrison, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, Iowa. He was employed as a park ranger at White Pines State Park in Oregon and at Rockwood State Park in Morrison.
Neil was born July 7, 1941, in Starbuck, Minn., the son of Maurice and Verna (Thompson) Johnson. He married Barbara J. Johnson. He later married Dorothy VanderVinne-Vanderlaan on Dec. 31, 1997, in Mount Carroll.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Audra Johnson of Madison, Wis.; one son, Wade (Cindy) Johnson of Rockford; one stepdaughter, Dawn (Scott) Meurs of Morrison; three stepsons, Dale (Michelle) Vanderlaan of Oak Park and Doug (Renee) Vanderlaan and Darwin (Lisa) Vanderlaan, both of Morrison; nine grandchildren; four sisters, Carol Swenson, Sheila (Gary) Kordash and Sonia (John) Pofelski, all of Rockford, and Connie (Dale) Gustafson of Belvidere; and two brothers, Keith (Darlene) Johnson of Afton, Tenn., and Marty Johnson of Warren.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter; and one brother-in-law, Reg Swenson.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 4 p.m., Saturday at Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison, with the Rev. Gerald H. Norman, pastor of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, officiating.
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