William "Bill" L. Johnson, 71, of Rockford, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side Sunday, April 11, 2021. He was born January 13, 1950 in Rockford to Leonard and Marcella (Papich) Johnson. Bill had a passion for cars, especially his Corvette. He enjoyed yardwork, gardening and going to "the boat". Bill loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed the family vacations to Balsam Lake, game nights and attending his grandkids sporting events.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Valerie; children, Laurie (Dave) Miller, Brad (Sara) Johnson, Hollie (Corey) Roser; grandchildren, Morgan, Caity, Maggie, Nolan, Blake, Paisley, Carter, Logan and StellaGrace; brothers, Terry (Pat) Johnson and Fred (Judy) Johnson; brother-in-law, J. Daniel Hughes. Predeceased by his parents and son, Joseph "Joe" Johnson.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Rd., Loves Park, IL 61111 with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Private family burial in Willwood Burial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the family or Serenity Hospice.
Special thanks to SAH Regional Cancer Center, Swedish American Palliative Care and Serenity Hospice.
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