Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL


Nancy R. Johnson

January 8, 1937January 8, 2020

Nancy Rae Johnson, born January 8, 1937, in Poplar Grove to Gilbert and Helen Crocker (Knutson), passed away on January 8, 2020. Nancy attended Marengo Area Schools and on April 22, 1955 she married, Duane Johnson. Together they had five sons: Richard (Kimberly), Steven, David, Jeffrey, and Scott (Sandi) Johnson. Nancy was a hard working person, along with her husband they owned and operated the Five Corners Tavern. She was a friendly familiar face at Wisted’s Supermarket for many years.

She is survived by her sons: Richard, Steven, Jeffrey, and Scott; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her sisters; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents , her husband, her son David and three brothers.

Visitation on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at First Baptist Church, 320 E Washington, Marengo, Illinois 60152, from 2-7pm. Funeral Service, Monday, January 13, 2020 at First Baptist Church at 11am. Internment at Marengo-City Cemetery.

In Honor of Nancy R. Johnson please make memorial contributions to the Belvidere VFW, Post #1461, 1310 W Lincoln Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008.

For information call Marengo-Union Funeral Home (815) 568-8131.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


Nancy R. Johnson

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Donna Keeney

January 16, 2020

Nan was my first cousin and friend. I cherish the memory of many conversations by phone over the past years after Bill and I moved to Virginia. We cried a little, but we also laughed a lot. I will miss hearing her voice. I will miss her greatly.

Nick Smith

January 11, 2020

My codolences to the entire family. Nancy was a lifelong friend, neighbor for many years and a large part of my family's life for many years. She was also a coworker for many years. Sorry I won't be able to come to the service, I have to work. The family is in my thoughts and RIP wonderful lady.

Ashley M Johnson

January 10, 2020

The kindest and most caring woman and grandma anyone could ask for in the world. You will be forever missed!

Ruthie Palmer

January 10, 2020

Nancy was one of the hardest working people I ever met. We had a lot of laughs together at Wisted’s. We are all better for having known her. Love and prayers to her family.

Kathey Minder

January 10, 2020

Nancy was one of the sweetest lady's l have ever known we worked together for many years at Wisteds wish l could be there to say goodbye but live to far away heaven has received a real angel