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“Ona Lou was such a little firecracker! It was always fun to talk to her. My sister and I ran into her at the Dairy Queen a while back. She had...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Pasturczak - Moline, IL

“Goodbye my friend. We shared so much of our lives over the last 59 years . I shall miss your friendship, but I have so many wonderful memories of...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Beverly Robinson - Los Altos, CA

“Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you at this time. The last time we visited Holy Cross we had a great visit with her. Harold & Barb ”
3 of 7 | Posted by: Harold & Barbara Johnson & Family - FL

“Tim.... I will surely miss your Mom. Every time I came home to visit we would go have lunch. She has meant a lot to me and my family for a very...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Merry Abraham Hull - Lantana, FL

“Even though many yearshave passed ...Remembering Ona fondly from our time together at Huebotter's Furniture, in Moline. ...Our Monday morning ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: LeAnne (Wilson) Schneckloth - IA

“I'm truly at a loss for words. Ona was always special to us and she was always so vibrant, I just thought she'd live forever. Such a blessing to...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Janet Pasturczak - East Moline, IL

“We have so many great memories of Ona, too many to share. The last several years we would try to golf with her, Homer and Dorothy Heaton and my...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: JOAN (WARD) WINDISCH - GENESEO, IL


Ona L. Johnson, age 86, of Moline, died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Trinity, Rock Island.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4107 21st Avenue, Moline. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012 at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., 6601 38th Avenue, Moline. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church.

Ona was born on February 26, 1926 in Jefferson City, MO, the daughter of John and Addie (Gaddie) Sutton. She married Alvin Charles Sheffler in 1943 in Moline. He was killed in 1945 while serving in WWII. She later married Paul H. Johnson on September 2, 1952 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2005. Ona worked as a bookkeeper for several different businesses. Her last position was at Huebotter's furniture store. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and King's Daughters. Ona was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with her golf buddies during the off season. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and attending her grandchildren's sporting events as they were growing up.

Survivors include
Sons Tim (Melanie) Johnson Le Claire, IA
Rev. A. Charles (Betty) Sheffler Langdon, ND
Grandchildren Vanessa (Chris) Schweiger
Aaron Johnson
Adam Sheffler
Matt (Jo Ann) Sheffler
Jennifer (Todd) Cook
Great Grandchildren Matthew, TJ, Tiffany, Haley, Trinity, Nicholas, Lauren, Quincy, and Hadley Drew

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and brother, John Sutton.

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