Bethalto | Thursday, November 12 2020 |
Jerol G. Johnson, age 80, of Bethalto, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
He was born October 5, 1940, in St. Louis, MO, the son of Creighton and Grace (Gwinn) Johnson. He married Marlene Howerton on August 4, 1962, and she survives.
He received his Bachelor's Degree from Purdue University (ROTC) and then served two years in the US Army. Jerol was a much beloved teacher (Chemistry and Physics) at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto for 34 years.
In addition to his wife, Marlene; he is survived by a son and his wife, Greg and Amy Johnson; four grandchildren and their spouses, Tyler and Nikki Johnson, Cassondra (Johnson) and Jacob Stutzman, Jennessa Johnson, and Nicole (Parker) and Ryan Norton; four great-grandchildren, Lucia, Mckenna, Magdalene, and Jack; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sarah Hahn; a daughter, Deborah Parker (Johnson); and a son-in-law, Andrew Parker.
Cremation rites have been performed. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Inurnment will take place in Sunset Hills Cemetery.
Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home