Orville H. Johnson, 95, of Nokomis, died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at 12 p.m. at Tremont Ridge in Hillsboro.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Nokomis. Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home of Nokomis is assisting the family.
Mr. Johnson was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Greenwood Township in Nokomis, to Henry F. and Ruth E. (Buse) Johnson. He married Dorothy V. Lange on June 15, 1947, at United Church of Christ in Carlinville, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2019.
During World War II, he served his country with the U.S. Army Combat Engineers. After the war, he came home to farm.
Mr. Johnson was an active member in the Waples-Bauer Post 94 American Legion in Nokomis, the Montgomery County Farm Bureau and Montgomery County Pork Producers. He was designated State Farmer of the Year in 1954 by the Farm Bureau.
He served on many boards and committees including Bank of Hillsboro for 33 years, Lincoln Prairie Water Company, Wenonah Village Board President and various church boards.
Mr. Johnson retired from farming several years ago, but remained active in the community.
He is survived by his sons, Duane (Christy) Johnson and Chillicothe and David Johnson; daughter, Delores; grandchildren, Kyle, Karen, Dayna and Adam; and great-grandchildren, Owen, Logan and Evan.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Eldon, Wayne and Ronald Johnson.
Memorials may be directed to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight organization.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.stiehldawsonfh.com.