Ronald Earl Johnson

September 21, 1932January 7, 2019

Ronald E. Johnson, 86, of Bettendorf, IA passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 7, 2019.

Per his wishes he will be cremated with a private family service at a later date. Online condolences may be expressed at

Ronald was born on September 21, 1932 to Earl and Jeanette (Sperlack) Johnson in Chicago, IL. He was united in marriage to Jaqueline Moore on October 15, 1958 in Maywood, IL. She passed away on September 25, 2015. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and later retired in 1988 from the Rock Island Arsenal after 30 years of service.

Family was very important to Ronald and he loved getting together with everyone. After his retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling. He also enjoyed wood-carving.

Those missing him greatly are his sons: Craig (Stacy) Johnson of Bettendorf, IA, Troy (Pamela) Johnson of Fort Worth, TX, Scott (Jackie) Johnson of Macomb, MI and Eric (Elaine) Johnson of Bettendorf, IA; sister-in-law, June Johnson of Mt. Prospect, IL (and her family); thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jaqueline, his parents, and brother, Jon.


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Jamie Meyer

January 12, 2019

Deepest sympathies to the Johnson family. Ron was such a good neighbor and friend to the Murphy family. We all enjoyed his conversations and he was so good to my mom and dad . May he Rest In Peace.

Ralene Peters

January 10, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to Ron's family. We were blessed to see Ron each day, he was always friendly and had something kind to say, he will be missed by his Hy-Vee family.

Your Friends at Bettendorf Hy-Vee

Shari , Bruce, Ben & Nate Nelson

January 10, 2019

We are saddened by the death of our friendly neighbor Mr. J. We have such fond memories of him on his front porch, making things out of wood in his garage, and his 5 am trips to Hyvee every day. We had great conversations with him and he loved to show us the things he made. If we needed wood cut, we just took it to Mr. J and he was happy to help. Our hearts go out to his family with great sympathy. We are so sorry for your loss and we will miss seeing Mr. J on his front porch and miss our great conversations with him. He’s with Jackie now as we know how much he missed her. May they rest in eternal peace together.

Greg Epkes

January 9, 2019

Ron Johnson was so nice to me as a kid and was always so welcoming to me in your home when I came over to visit as a child. I still remember the smell of cigar and pipe smoke in your family room and his great polished rock collection in the basement. I have so many fond memories of him coming out to our back yard tent in the middle of the night to check on us back yard campers. I remember him walking around the block and having conversations with my dad with that big cigar in his mouth.

He was a wonderful man and he will always be alive in my memories.