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“Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was such a wonderful person. I loved talking to him at our anual holiday partys. His smile was a wonderful...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Angelene - East Moline, IL

“Linda and family, So sorry for your loss. I remember the times when Uncle Leroy and Aunt Nancy and you and Gary would come to visit us in Galesburg....Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Robin - Farmington, MO - Friend

“We will always remember the fun days that we had with Gary and Linda at the Lakes and their cabin. That was a place that Gary really enjoyed and we...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Caroleen and Frank Morrison - IL

“I will always remember Gary as a kind, generous and fun loving big brother to Bob. Sorry for your loss. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Tom Combs - Moline, IL

“Gary and I became friends many years ago when our older siblings met at Augustana College. Our families became very close. As I reflect on my...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Carolyn Grenier - Eagle River, WI

“Gary was a good guy. I'll never forget when he came to my brother Duane's bachelor party in Bettendorf. He was so friendly and welcoming of the...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Bob Grenier - Eagle River, WI


Gary L. Johnson, 68, of Moline, died Thursday, September 06, 2012 at Trinity Rock Island.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Moline Viking Scholarship Fund.

Gary was born on June 13, 1944 in Moline, IL, the son of Carl A. and Ethel M. (Bergstrom) Johnson. He married Linda Mills on June 30, 1973 at the Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island. Gary worked as a custodian at the former John Deere Harvester Works for 30 years, retiring in May of 1997. He was a member of the Moline Vikings. Gary very much enjoyed being at home and watching Westerns with his dog, Pee Wee.

Survivors include
Wife Linda Johnson Moline, IL
Siblings Vernon Johnson Moline, IL
Michael (Marie) Johnson Moline, IL
Barbara (Duane) Grenier Galena, IL
Robert (Mary) Johnson Hendersonville, TN
Sister-in-law Nancy Dost Rock Island, IL
Mother-in-law Ella Siegmund Rock Island, IL
Many nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Tony Johnson.

Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting his obituary at www.esterdahl.com.