Michael W. JohnsonMay 8, 1945 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 72)
Michael W. Johnson, 72, of Dix, Illinois passed away at 12:35 A.M. October 8, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born May 8, 1945 in Mount Vernon to the late Robert Walter and Cora Beatrice (Sheldon) Johnson.
Michael is survived by his daughters, Aaron Johnson and fiancè, Eric Bethard of Mount Vernon and Chandra Johnson and fiancè, Tim Polk of Ina; grandchildren, Cheyanne McGrath, Victoria McGrath, Alexis McGrath, Cassidy Flanagan, Sandy Polk, Cassandra Polk, Brittany Johnson, Dustin Johnson and fiancèe, Mariah Matthews, Cody Johnson, Todd Johnson, Aiden Bethard, and Cora Bethard; great-grandson, Karson Johnson; brother, Jerry Johnson of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his sons, Brian Johnson, Robert Johnson, and Matthew Johnson; and siblings, Jim Johnson, Tom Johnson, Norma Jean Meek, and Donna Sue Wayer.
Michael proudly served his country in the United States Army. He enjoyed fishing, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Michael will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Hams Grove Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois with Reverend Harold "Bumper" Quick officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post #141. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made in Michael’s honor to the family and will be accepted at Hughey Funeral Home.