Alberta June Whaley Johnson, 84, of Thawville, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Alberta was born on June 9, 1936 in Donovan, the daughter of Albert Earl and Lucy Elizabeth (Paris) Whaley and they preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald Whaley (Edna (Dolly) Whaley), Howard Whaley (Dorothy Whaley) and John Whaley (Inez Whaley); one son-in-law, Dave Mattheessen; and one grandson, Brent McTaggart.
She married Louis Leroy Johnson on April 14, 1956 in Martinton and he survives.
Besides her husband, Louis Johnson of Thawville, she is also survived by five children, Roland (Cindy) Johnson of Thawville, Peggy (Les) Seefeldt of Watseka, Kevin (Lori) Johnson of Danforth, Allen Johnson (Fiancee, Cary Hagen) of Crescent City and Laurie Mattheessen of Peoria; twelve grandchildren, Angela (Marc) VonDrehle of Thawville, Abbie (Chad) Thompson of Gilman, Michael (Kate) Johnson of Washington, Casie (Jim) Hanson of Watseka, Darren (Marilyn) Seefeldt of Chicago, Calley (Michael) Kaeb of Cissna Park, Ashley Johnson of Watseka, Adam (Lauren) Johnson of Pontiac, MO, Amber (Andy) Rippy of Bloomington, Brock (Heather) Johnson of Crescent City, Ethan Johnson of Buckley and Hayden Mattheessen of Peoria; 19 great-grandchildren; a niece, Sandy (Butch) Lambert of Piper City; a nephew, Terry (Nancy) Whaley of Sierra Vista, AZ; and two step-grandchildren, Bryan Mattheessen of Dover, DE and Brandon Mattheessen of Morton, IL.
Mrs. Johnson graduated from Donovan High School. She was a member of Onarga Christian Church. Alberta enjoyed camping and loved spending the winters in Florida and Texas, but her greatest love was spending time with her family.
Private funeral services will be on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Onarga Christian Church with Rev. Van Haas officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Ridgeland Township Cemetery in Thawville.
Memorials may be given to Onarga Christian Church, ARC of Iroquois County or Down Syndrome Foundation (425 N. Missouri Ave, Morton, IL 61550).
Arrangements are by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.
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