Donald E. Johnson, age 84, of Kankakee, passed away April 16, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.  He was born March 26, 1937 in Montpelier, Indiana, the son of Levi and Mildred (Borden) Johnson.  Donald married Marlene Baker on June 24, 1962 in Newcomerstown, Ohio. 

Donald was an Elementary School principal. 

Donald was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was a member of Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving is his wife, Marlene of Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa (Rick) Dustin of Atlanta, Georgia, Rachelle (Gregg) Davis of Howell, Michigan; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Ron (Sandy) Johnson of Huron, Ohio, Bob (Pam) Johnson of Greenfield, Indiana, Jim (Marj) Johnson of Portland, Indiana, Lottie Johnson of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; four grandchildren, Austin Wallace, Curtis Davis, Kelsie Davis, Colin Davis; and two great grandchildren, Gavin Wallace and Ivy Davis.

Preceding him in death are his parents; and one brother, Bill Johnson.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Kankakee First Church of the Nazarene.

Pastor Gregg Davis officiated.

Private interment followed at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

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Arrangements are being handled by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.