William "Bill" Johnson - 59
6/12/1956 - 8/14/2015
William M. “Bill” Johnson age 59 of Clinton, passed away Friday, August 14, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family and our angel Sue Bigwood. In following Bill’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests casual or sports related attire, Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks or Iowa Hawkeye’s. Following the services a luncheon will be served at the Eagle’s Club. A memorial has been established.
Bill was born in Belleville, IL on June 12, 1956, the son of William E. and Lois (Miller) Johnson. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1974 and attended Mt. St. Clare College. Bill married Jamie Hickey on September 9, 1978 in Clinton. He had been employed at Alcoa in Bettendorf. Bill was a lifetime member of the Eagle’s Club, and the Clinton, Camanche and DeWitt Bowling Associations. He had served on the Camanche Bowling Association Board and was a member of both the Clinton and Camanche Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He had participated in 30 National Bowling Tournaments and had recorded twelve 300 games and three 800 series.
Bill was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs, Bears and Blackhawks fan. He had played softball in Clinton, Preston and Maquoketa and enjoyed golfing, fishing, sitting by the river, riding in the pontoon boat, socializing with family and friends and spending time with his grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife Jamie; a son, William “Billy Joe” (Jessica) Johnson of Clinton; two grandchildren, Madison Marie and William Andrew; step-parents, Fred and Lynn Steen and Vicki Johnson all of Clinton; a brother, Terry (Jackie) Johnson of Machesney Park, IL; two sisters, Lori (Jeff) McIntyre of Shelbyville, IN and Nicole (Derek Ready) Johnson of Clinton and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents and a brother, Richard.
Gathering of Friends
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 to 9:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at the Pape Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday at the funeral home.View William "Bill" Johnson's Guestbook