Ernest W. Johnson Sr., 84, passed away Saturday July 24, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in January 23, 1937 in Du Quoin, IL, son of Ernest and Thelma (Mann) Johnson. He proudly served in The United States marine Corp during the Korean Conflict, receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After his duty in the Marines, Ernest was employed at Caterpillar as an assemblyman and truck driver for almost 32 ½ years. He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with family and friends. Ernest is survived by his wife of 63 years, Viola, a son, Ernest W. Johnson Jr., 2 grandchildren, Jorge and Norma Sanchez and 2 great Grandchildren, Joelly and Jorge Jr. Sanchez. All services for Ernest will be private. For information and guestbook visit www.dieterlememorialhome.com 630-897-1196
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