Effingham Daily News
Gerald M. Johnson, 73, of Effingham, passed away at 9:42 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Watson Baptist Church with burial in Watson Cemetery, Watson. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Gerald was born Dec. 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, Effingham, for many years and was a member of Watson Baptist Church in Watson.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Janine of Effingham; son, Don H. (Stephanie) of Fairfield; stepson, Bill Holland of Mason; stepdaughter, 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; and 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.