Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home
Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

Marvin Paul Johnson

Marvin Paul Johnson, 74, of Lincoln , formerly of New Holland,  passed away January 21, 2017 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home.  Funeral Services will be at 10 AM Thursday, January 26, 2017 also at the funeral home with Rev. Ken Kramer officiating.  Burial will follow in Richmond Grove Cemetery, New Holland.
Marvin was born July 13, 1942 in Lincoln, IL., the son of Franklin Benjamin and Esther (Erdman) Johnson.  He married Janet Franz of August 12, 1961 in Lincoln, IL.    He was formerly employed at Lehn and Fink, was a long time farmer in the New Holland area, and worked for Stine Seed Company. Marvin was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, was a past president of the New Holland Middletown School Board, sat on the Church Council and the Logan County Zoning Board of Appeals, and was a Logan County Farm Bureau member.     He enjoyed fishing, camping, vacation, traveling in the car, AJ Foyt racing, and never missed an opportunity to watch the Indianapolis 500. Marvin’s greatest joy was his family.  His love, laugh, stories, and chocolate treats will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his mother Esther Johnson of Lincoln; his wife Janet Johnson of Lincoln; children Aaron (Debbie) Johnson of Monticello, Amy (John) Tabor of Lincoln, and Ryan (Becky) Johnson of Springfield; grandchildren:  Michelle Schneider, Megan Johnson, Ethan Tabor, Seth Johnson, Andew Tabor, Shelbie Nevill, Max Johnson, and Tanner Johnson; great grandchildren Emersyn Schneider and Clark Kristufek; and brother Franklin “Frank” (Norma) Johnson of Cantrall.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ or to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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