William "Bill" Johnson

  • Born: December 21, 1957
  • Died: September 29, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

STERLING – William "Bill" Johnson, age 61, died Sunday, September 29, 2019 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Bill was born December 21, 1957 in Sterling the son of John E and Mary Ann (Schultz) Johnson. He worked as a Network Engineer for the Air Force and various contractors after retiring from the military. Bill was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling.
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Johnson of London, England; one son, Wesley (Laura) Johnson of London, England; one sister, Linda Whitmer of Sterling; one brother, Ken (Sue) Johnson of Sterling; one aunt, Jane (Jon) King of Stanwood, Wash. five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM Monday, October 7, 2019 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Sterling. Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sterling with Reverend Daniel Behmlander officiating. Inurnment will follow at the East Genesee Cemetery rural Sterling.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Messiah Evangelical Church.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Well, here I go again BJ. You were to be my first stop on my cross country trip. I knew that when I tried calling for a week that something was wrong. I will truly miss you. RIP. Willie

Posted by Willie Bethay - Johnston, SC - Friend   April 02, 2020

Just heard about BJ's passing. He was not only my supervisor in the Air Force but someone I really considered my friend. He was like a big brother that I could go to when I needed some guidance. We will really miss you BJ. May your family find comfort knowing that you touched many lives and made this world better for many of us. My family and I feel really bless that the Lord put him in our path.

Posted by Samuel Castillo - Converse, TX - Coworker   December 08, 2019

So sorry to here this just got notification he was a follow Air Force Retiree and good friend and a wonderful network engineer.

Posted by Ron Boostrom - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   December 03, 2019

I learned today of the passing of someone I considered a very, very good friend. I miss his knowledge and guidance and helpful ways. I don't remember him ever not helping someone. I can't express how much I will miss you BJ. God please take care of him he was one of the good guys.

Posted by Donald Wise - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   December 02, 2019

Bill always had a smile when we saw him at Don's Seafood and Chicken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

Posted by Don's Seafood and Chicken - sterling, IL   October 03, 2019

So very sorry to hear about the loss of your Brother, Linda! After losing my younger Sister, I know too well, how hard losing a sibling is, and my heart breaks that you are going through this, along with your Brother. Your family and you are in our thoughts and prayer, across the miles.

Don, Lori
Ryan, Catherine, Zachary, Lillian
Matt, and Hope

Posted by Donald and Lori Farmer - Gulf Breeze, FL - Family Friend   October 02, 2019