Gerald M. Johnson (73) of Effingham


Published on January 4 2013 3:38 pm

Gerald M. Johnson, 73 of Effingham passed away at 9:42 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Watson Baptist Church with burial in Watson Cemetery, Watson. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to time of service, Tuesday morning at the church. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gerald was born December 24, 1939 in Clay County, the son of Marvin and Mary (Tolliver) Johnson. He married Janine J. Sapp in 1975 and she survives. Gerald was a retired pressroom worker at World Color Press in Effingham for many years and was a member of Watson Baptist Church in Watson.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Janine of Effingham; son, Donald H. (Stephanie) of Fairfield; Step-son, Bill Holland of Mason; step-daughter, Vanessa (Richard) Jansen of Watson; sister, Beverly Spitler of Champaign; half sister, Irma McConnell of Effingham; two half brothers, Harry Johnson of Effingham and Jeff Johnson of Olney; five grandchildren; Dustin Borries, Matthew Jansen, Megan Holland, Caitlin Johnson and Carter Johnson.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barbara and half sister, Dorothy.