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John C. Johnson

September 13, 1942 ~ February 10, 2018 (age 75)

John C. Johnson, age 75, of Genoa, passed away Saturday, February 10th 2018. He was born September 13th, 1942 to Knute and Bernice (Hanson) Johnson. He graduated from Soldiers Grove High School in 1960. On September 28th, 1964 he married Catherine Everson. They spent a few years living in Kenosha where he worked for General Motors. He then moved back and made his home and raised his family in the Genoa area where he had many jobs all revolving around doing mechanic work or driving truck. He was a member of De Soto Lutheran Church. He spent many years enjoying the Great Mississippi where he enjoyed boating, waterskiing, camping, and fishing. He also enjoyed playing cards and hunting.

He is survived by his wife Catherine; four children, Cathy Jo (David) Stilwell of Genoa, Connie (Barry) Anderson of Ferryville, Carl (Jody) Johnson of Stoddard, and Cherrie Johnson of Genoa; 7 grandchildren, Corey, Dane, Ally and Presley Stilwell, Austin and Riley Anderson, and Tanner Johnson as well as one great-granddaughter Evelyn Johnson. He is also survived by his 95 year old mother, Bernice; brothers, Kenneth and Bruce Johnson and sister, Kristi Johnson; one brother-in-law Arlen “Bud” (Joan) Everson and sisters-in-laws, Joanne France, Clarice (Tom) Herreid, Marjorie Swiggum and Diane Cody, as well as many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Knute, as well as other family and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 16th at 11 a.m. at the De Soto Lutheran Church with Pastor Lori Kleppe officiating. Family and friends may call on Thursday, February 15th from 4-7 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Online condolences may be left at


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