Doris E. Johnson

December 30, 1924 - June 20, 2020

Doris E. Johnson


Doris E. Johnson, 95, of Poplar Grove, IL passed away peacefully on June 20, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Doris was born on December 30, 1924 in Keokuk, IA the daughter of Fred and Eva Bird. She married the love of her life John Alden Johnson on November 23, 1951 in Keokuk, IA. Doris graduated with a Bachelors in Teaching from the University of Iowa, and pursued a long career in education. Along with teaching Doris was passionate about her coaching multiple girls’ sports teams at North Boone High School.  After retiring from district 200 Doris enjoyed tutoring students from the area.  Doris was passionate about spending time with her family whom she deeply loved. She will be missed by all.

Doris is loved and missed by her children, Ken Johnson, Sue Gardner; grandchildren Matt (Sam) Gardner; great-grandchildren Skyler Gardner, Ezra Gardner and niece Penny Ford. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-in-law, Craig Gardner and 2 sisters.

Services will be private. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials to the family to establish later. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit

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Mrs. Johnso was my 4th grade teacher at Capron. She was one of the best teachers I ever had and I remember her very fondly.

Kristin C Herman MD 2020-07-16T15:24:54

The last time I saw your Mom was at OSF St. Anthony and her biggest concerns were ‘Susie and Kenney’. Oh how she loved her kids. ‘Sarge’ was what I called her as she was my PE coach at NBHS. She was always kind hearted with a smile but make no mistake she was in charge! I have many fond memories of Sarge and grateful the Lord crossed our paths years down the road. God bless you all with joy believing Sarge is in charge of something walking the streets of gold healthy and whole with Jesus.
Yours in Christ,

Kit (Julie) Dieterman 2020-06-29T17:01:53

Our hearts go out to Doris’s children and grandchildren. When he was younger, we remember Doris sitting on the sidelines cheering Matt on in little league. She will be greatly missed

Wanda & Chuck Marzahl 2020-06-25T03:31:44


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