Sherry Johnson


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Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Sherry K. Johnson, 69, of Rock Island, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital, Davenport.
Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. today at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation is 1:30 p.m. until service time. Burial is at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Center, Milan, or to Quad City Paws, Moline.
Sherry K. Balmer was born on Aug. 4, 1943, in Moline, a daughter of Fredrick and June Tebbe Balmer. She married Gary E. Johnson on March 9, 1963, in Rock Island. He died July 27, 2009.
Sherry was a homemaker who lived her entire life in Rock Island. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping all across the United States. She will be missed very much by her family, friends and her little poodle, Cherie.
She was a member of the Quad City Botanical Center and formerly the Camelot Camp Ground. Sherry was an avid sports fan. She attended Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island.
Survivors include her sister, Gloria Schroder, Moline; nephew, Nick Schroder, East Moline; niece, Amanda Schroder, Portland, Ore.; aunt, Carol Yuris, Rock Island; and several cousins, including, Kris (Jim) Zirbes, Rock Island, and Kathie (Tom) Lindquist, Phoenix, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary; and brother-in-law, Mike Schroder.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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