Evert Johnson

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Evert A. Johnson, 77, of Carbondale, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro, Ill.

He was born March 2, 1929, in Sioux City, Iowa, son of Evert A. Johnson and Inez L. Morris Hockett. He and Aldona H. Naujalis were married on Feb. 21, 1969, in Jonesboro, Ill.

Johnson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1946 to 1949. He was the art director and curator of the Southern Illinois University Museum from 1966 to 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Aldona H. Johnson of Carbondale, and a stepsister, Beverly Naylor of Salt Lake City, Utah.

According to Johnson's wishes, his body will be cremated and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.