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Nancy Johnson, 80 | The Voice of LaSalle County since 1952!

Nancy Johnson, 80, of Ottawa, IL, died Saturday July 30 at her home with her family by her side.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 5 at the Ottawa Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at St. Columba’s Church with Monsignor Mark Merdian officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Saint Columba Cemetery. The porters are Nancy’s grandchildren.

Nancy was born to Joseph and Dominica (Taliani) Bach on October 3, 1941 in Spring Valley, Illinois. She married Don Johnson on September 16, 1961 at St. Anthony’s Church in Spring Valley.

Nancy has volunteered for the past 30 years at St. Columba’s Church and has been a member of St. Columba’s Church and their Altar & Rosary Society. Nancy was known for her selfless giving and volunteering where and when needed. She liked to be a “Nana” for everyone.

Nancy is survived by her husband, Don, three children: Paula (Jon) Hamley of Chesapeake, VA; Pam (Dave) Terry of Yorkville, Illinois; Jeff (Kerri) Johnson of Morris. She is also survived by four sisters: Betty Stockdell, Jean Just, Eleanor Wozniak, all of Peru, IL; Marie Harrison of Bureau, IL and two brothers: David Bach of South Carolina; Paul (Debbie) Bach of Dixon, IL. She is survived by seven grandchildren: Pat (Liz) Terry of Seneca, IL; Michael (Betsy) Terry of Plano, IL; Ashley (Trevin) Alone from Seneca, Illinois; Lexie Hamley of Chesapeake, Virginia; Aaron, Brennan and Brycen Johnson, all of Morris, Illinois. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren: Easton, Aidah, Joelson, Elsie, Isleigh, Maverick, Eliah, Ryne and Audie.
Nancy was predeceased by her parents, one brother, Raymond Bach; three sisters: Caroline Farrell, Julia Chorzempa and Lena Glynn.

Memorials may be directed to the St. Columba Restoration Fund.

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1111 LaSalle Street, Ottawa Illinois 61350