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Virgil Dean Johnson

d. August 4, 2012

Virgil Dean Johnson

Virgil Dean Johnson, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, 68, of Arbela, MO, formerly of Viola, IL passed away at his home early Saturday morning.

Funeral services are 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Burial will be in Viola Cemetery.  Visitation is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.  Online condolences may be left at

The son of Virgil (Bus) and Bertha Johnson, he was born on December 25, 1943.  Throughout his childhood he worked on the family farm in Viola, Illinois.  He graduated from Winola High School and went to Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.  In 1976, he married Pat Lamb to whom he was married for 37 years.  During the course of his career he worked at John Deere in East Moline for 21 years and then moved to Kansas City to finish out his career.  He retired from John Deere with 30 years of service.  After his retirement, he moved to Arbela MO where he enjoyed the outdoors, riding his John Deere Gator, gardening and socializing with friends.  Dean was a Social Member of the Memphis V.F.W.

Dean is survived by his wife Pat, children Brad and Valerie Johnson, Brian and Charla Johnson, Diane and Rob Basala, and Donny Lamb. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marian Cudd, brother in law Tom Cudd, brother Bob Johnson, and stepchildren Jimmy, Tammy and Debbie.

We will miss our Dearest "Buddy" and "Deaner" forever.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to:

VFW Post 4958

123 W Monroe

Memphis, MO 63555

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