Burdett Eugene Johnson

April 17, 1926 ~ February 26, 2022 (age 95)


Burdett Eugene Johnson, 95, of Danville, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Hawthorne Inn in Danville, Illinois. Per Burdett’s request, cremation has been accorded and there will be no public services. A private burial of cremated remains will take place at a later date in the Danville National Cemetery.


   Burdett was born April 17, 1926 in Macomb, Illinois to Fred and Ina (Holler) Johnson.  He was a graduate of Galesburg Senior High School. Burdett served his country honorably during WWII in the United States Navy from 1943-1946. He worked as a bookbinder for Faulstich Printing Co. in Danville before retiring in 1989. Burdett enjoyed carpentry and loved to play pool and chess.


   Burdett married Madonna Fissel on June 1, 1996 and she survives. Other survivors include a brother: Don Johnson of Galesburg, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Chris Johnson and a sister, Virginia Lease.


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