|Maynard B. Johnson|
|May 09, 1923 - June 21, 2012|
|formerly of Moline, IL, and Low Moor, IA|
|Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 - 7th Ave., Rock Island, and additional visitation one hour prior to services Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island|
|Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at First Lutheran Church, 1600 - 20th St., Rock Island|
|Interment: June 26, 2012 at Clinton Lawn Cemtery, Clinton, IA |
| Maynard B. Johnson, 89, formerly of Moline, IL, and Low Moor, IA, died Thursday June 21, 2012 at Iowa Masonic Care Center, Bettendorf, IA.|
Services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, IL. Private family interment will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton, IA. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 – 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, and additional visitation 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Music Fund at First Lutheran Church, Rock Island or to the Quad City Symphony.
Maynard was born May 9, 1923 in Low Moor, IA, a son of Ben Johnson and Mable Peterson Johnson. He married Nancy L. Petersen on August 8, 1948 in Clinton, IA.
Maynard was employed for 35 years with International Harvester, Farmall Works, Rock Island. He retired from the accounting dept. in 1982. He also was a gifted musician and very well known piano player in the Quad City area for many years.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, and a longtime member of the Rock Island Kiwanis Club, where he was awarded the Hixson Fellowship. He also was a member for over 50 years of Camanche Lodge No. 60 A.F. & A.M.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, of Rock Island; children, (and spouses), Larry (Debbie) Johnson, Libertyville, IL, Randy (Peggy) Johnson, Kenosha, WI, Scott Johnson, Moline, Mark Johnson, Fitchburg, WI, and Jane (Kevin) McNulty, Murfreesboro, TN; grandchildren, Ben Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Stacy Johnson, April Johnson, Barbara Johnson, Christina McNulty, and Alexandra McNulty; four nephews, and one niece.
Maynard is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mildred Hansen, and one brother, Raymond Johnson.
Dear Nancy, how fondly I hold the memories of playing with the Ambassadors with Maynard. Gifted musician is an understatement. And he was married to my favorite teacher! I treasure those memories. Bill McCabe
-- Bill McCabe
Nancy,Heaven must be a more joyous place with Maynard playing his beautiful music there. I have many fond memories of listening to his God given talent. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time. Sandy Isaacs
-- Sandy Isaacs
My deepest condolence to you and your family for the lost fo you beloved father. Keep alive the great and funs memories you all have of your father.
-- Alejandro Nuñez
Dear Nancy and family,
My sincere condolences in your loss. I'm pleased that I came to the visitation today and got to express my sympathy to you in person. Maynard was a true gentleman and one excellent musician. I have sent his obituary to some 86 people on my Jazz Friends E-mail list, most of whom certainly knew Maynard. May he rest in peace. Bob Cook (Moline)
-- Bob Cook
So sorry to hear that Maynard has past on. This is a bittersweet time for you now but please take comfort in the thought that his issues are over. Surround yourself with family and friends, they are heaven sent at times like this. Know that Maynard is back at the keyboard, surrounded by friends and sharing stories like old times.
-- John Paul
Dear Nancy - I remember how pleased my father was with Maynard's work ethic at Farmall. We also always enjoyed his music. I'm sorry that I missed both the visitation and the funeral; we just returned from vacation. Sincerely, Lois Larson
-- Lois Miller Larson
Nancy, sorry to hear about Maynard and sorry I missed the visitation. Maybe Dad and Maynard are playing some gigs again!
-- Julie Hale