Wilma Johnson

Posted Online: Dec. 24, 2012, 12:26 am
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Wilma A. Johnson, of Prophetstown, 92, died Dec. 23, 2012, atProphets Riverview Good Samaritan Center. A funeral service will be held11 a.m. Dec. 26, at First Lutheran Church, Prophetstown. Visitation will be9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Dec. 26 at First Lutheran Church, Prophetstown. Interment will be atRiverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. The Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include two daughters; three sons; 12 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; one granddaughter; two sisters; five brothers.
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