Pershing Johnson

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Pershing Johnson

June 22, 1917 - September 29, 2018

Pershing Johnson Pershing Johnson, 101, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away peacefully on September 29, 2018, of natural causes at Genesis Medical Center, East Rusholme Street. Funeral services will be at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly and Jersey Ridge Road on Friday, October 5, 10:30 am, with visitation one hour before the service. Family will greet friends Thursday October 4, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery followed by a luncheon at Senior Star, 4509 Elmore Avenue, Davenport, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans,

Pershing was born in 1917; graduated from Calamus Community School in 1937. He attended Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa. Pershing entered into service in the US Army 9th armored division. He served his country from 1942 to 1946 in combat in WWII. While in the service he received the Presidential Unit Citation for his involvement in The Battle of the Bulge, Rhine River crossing at Ramagen, as well as serving in central Germany where he was awarded the Belgian Croix de Gurerris. He also received 3 bronze battle stars. On March 7, 1948 he married Eleanor Challman and farmed in Calamus, Iowa. He served on the Calamus Community School Board, was active at Faith Lutheran Church, Calamus, later at All Saints Lutheran Church, Davenport, and the Davenport Lions Club.

Pershing is the dear father of Gary Johnson (Iris), Cheryl Johnson Nelson (Philip), and Kenneth Johnson (Nancy). He is the precious grandfather of Tara Sodergren (Forrest), Colleen Theis (Thor), Vanessa Johnson, Allison Offerman (Chad), Kristi Sieben (Daniel), Aaron Johnson, and Amanda Wiese (Brian). He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Eleanor.

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Thursday October 04, 2018

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA, USA

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Friday October 05, 2018

10:30 AM

Weerts Funeral Home

3625 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA, USA


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