David Johnson


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Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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David H. Johnson, 51, of Geneseo, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014, at his home.
A memorial service celebrating David's life will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. The Rev. Melva England will officiate. Per his request, cremation rites have been accorded and inurnment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation for David will be 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday (1 ½ hours) prior to the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the David Johnson Memorial Fund.
David was born Nov. 10, 1962, in Geneseo, the son of Harold and Joan Kasnick Johnson. He attended Geneseo schools and was a graduate of the Musicians Guitar Institute of Technology. David was united in marriage to Melissa Egert in Geneseo and, out of that marriage, his son, Zachary, was born. He then later married Connie Keag, of Geneseo.
David was a lifetime musician and played in numerous bands in the area and most recently enjoyed playing with his son, Zack, for they both shared a love of music. David was a very accomplished and talented musician, and his true passion was for music and playing it. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle. David enjoyed providing music for all the family functions and that is something his family always will cherish and remember. He was very proud of his son, Zack, and his musical career and talent.
David is survived by his parents, Harold and Joan Johnson, Geneseo; a son, Zachary Johnson, East Moline; a sister, Sue (Greg) Schurke, Galesburg; five aunts, Barb Erdman, Geneseo, Laura Hostens, Geneseo, Nancy Clemenson, Geneseo, Kathy Cross, Colona, and Carolyn Winne, Avon Park, Fla.; niece, Sarah (Arthur Rodriguez) Sand, Newberg, Ore.; and nephew, Adam Cleary, Moline; and his many many special musician friends whom he had played with throughout his career. David was preceded in death by his grandparents.
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