Marie A. Johnson, 79, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. Born June 15, 1943, in Rockford, the daughter of Tony and Carmella (DioGuardi) Vella. Graduate of East High School, Class of 1961. Marie married Dennis Johnson on August 12, 1961 at Tabor Lutheran Church. Marie worked for Winnebago County CASA and also volunteered for Contact, CASA and Boy Scouts. She was a former member of Tabor Lutheran Church and attended Heartland Church. Marie always was caring for others and their grandchildren.
Survived by her husband, Dennis; son, Drew (Krista) Johnson of Lake Forest, IL; grandchild, Karis Johnson; special cousin, Darlene “DeeDee” Mahan Alderman; several nieces and nephews; and many cousins. Predeceased by her parents; and son, Mark D Johnson (2001). The family would like to thank her nieces Amy and Shannon Bailey for their loving care and support.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service. Burial at Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Winnebago County CASA, 211 S. Court St., Rockford, IL 61101. To send a condolence or share a memory, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published by Fred C. Olson Chapel – Rockford on Jun. 29, 2022.