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Horace Johnson

May 19, 1918 December 2, 2015
Horace Johnson
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Horace Johnson, 97, of Mt. Carmel, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab with his loving family by his side.

He was born on May 19, 1918 in Gibson County, IN the son of William and Effie (Rodgers) Johnson.

He married Helen Spruell on May 5, 1945 and she preceded him in death on January 1, 1994. Together Horace and Helen enjoyed forty eight years of marriage.

Horace faithfully served his country in the United States Army. Horace was a farmer raising hogs where he resided in Lick Prairie for over fifty years. He loved being outdoors, was an avid deer hunter and also enjoyed working in his garden. Horace was baptized of the Christian faith. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

He is survived by his daughter, Lynette (Dennis) Lustfeldt of Mount Carmel; two grandchildren, Michael (Tiffany) Hedge and Stacy Hedge both of Mount Carmel; three great grandchildren, Max, Bradley and Natalee Hedge; brother, Herschel Johnson.

Horace was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen Johnson; great granddaughter, Jillian N. Hedge; siblings, Clarence and Bob Johnson and two infant brothers.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lick Prairie Cemetery in Wabash County, IL with Full Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made in Horace’s memory to Hospice Celtic Healthcare, 738 N Market St, Mount Carme, IL 62863 or to the Lick Prairie Christian Church, 17485 E 400 Rd, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Horace’s tribute wall and leave online condolences for the Johnson family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Visitation

Saturday

5

Dec

11:00 AM 12/5/2015 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/5/2015 1:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

5

Dec

1:00 PM 12/5/2015 1:00:00 PM
Keepes Funeral Home

1500 N. Cherry
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Keepes Funeral Home
1500 N. Cherry Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Lick Prairie Cemetery Final Resting Place

Wabash County
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Wabash County Mount Carmel 62863 IL
United States
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