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Rose E. Johnson, 82 of Prophetstown died Monday July 29, 2013 at the home of her son in Lyndon, IL.

She was born on August 29, 1930 in Dunlap, IA the daughter of John W. and Edith Pearl (Kessler) Pedersen Sr. She married John W. Wankerl Jr in 1948 who died in 1989; married in 1956 to Edwin R. Johnson who died in 1990. Then for 28 years she lived with her companion, Wallace A. Stern who died in 2009.

Surviving are two daughters: Judy K. Paceley of Gainsville, FL and Deborah (Jay) Bratton of Lake Villa, IL; four sons: Anthony M. (Dixie) Johnson of Kewanee, Vernon J. (Susie) Wankerl of Springfield, IL, Steven A. (Brenda) Wankerl of Prophetstown and Neil A. Johnson (Lindy Greenwood) of Lyndon, IL; 22 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Elizabeth A. Starr; a son Edward W. Johnson; 3 sisters; 3 brothers; 2 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday August 2, 2013 from 5-7 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 46 Grove Street, RT 78 North in Prophetstown. The funeral will follow on Saturday at 10 AM at the Lyndon Historial Society Building (former Congregation Church) in Lyndon with the Reverend Paul Laird, pastor of the Tampico Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be at the Lyndon Cemetery.

A memorial will be established.