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Willard Johnson

December 20, 1927 - February 28, 2009

U.S. Veteran
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Willard Noble Johnson, age 81, of Sweet Home passed away February 28th. He was born in and raised in Franklin Park, Illinois to William and Bertha Caroline (Hedeman) Johnson.

He was drafted into the United States Army during his senior year at Lyden High School. He was educated at Emanuel Missionary and Walla Walla Colleges. He married Jeane Keightley September 6, 1951. They raised their six children in the Oregon Willamette Valley.

During his travels to visit family and friends he visited all 50 of the United States. Willard was a rock and treasure hunter most of his life.

Willard is survived by his wife, Jeane; children, Caroline, Diana, Norman, Brenda, Lynnette, and Mark; 15 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and siblings, Robert, Bertha, Kenneth, Albert, and Lillian.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.