Annette E. Johnson, 85, Mendon, died Friday, March 9, 2012, at Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford. She was born January 28, 1927, in Gary Indiana, to Edward and Elsie (Lund) Peterson. On December 24, 1946, she married Charles Wendell Johnson, who preceded her in death on November 14, 2002.
Surviving are three sons: Jerry (Barb) Johnson, Lima, Charles Richard Johnson, Mendon, and Thomas Edward (Joyce) Johnson, Celina; two daughters: Diana Jane (Dana) Griggs, Chesterfield, Missouri, and Patricia Ann (Jon) Shindollar, Troy, Ohio; one brother: Leonard Peterson, Dana Point, California; nine grandchildren: James Michael, Cristin Ann, Jeremy, Christopher, and Phillip Johnson, Darrick, and Diandra Griggs, Lauren, and Garrett, Shindollar; and four great-grandchildren: Mallory Nicole Johnson, Scott Alan Orick, Riley Lynn Griggs, and Quinn Gregory Maguire.
She was a high school graduate of Hobart, Indiana. She was a member of the Mendon First Church of God, and was a Sunday School Teacher. She was a homemaker and an Assistant Librarian of the Mendon Library.
Funeral services will be Thursday March 15, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, with Rev. Dean Bruce officiating. Burial will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford. Viewing will be held Wednesday March 14 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service on Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to Mendon First Church of God.