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1943 Donna 2022

Donna B. (Schwingl) Johnson

June 9, 1943 — October 19, 2022

Davenport Crystal Lake

Donna B. Johnson, 79, of Cary, IL and Egg Harbor, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI, following a sudden illness.

Donna was born June 9, 1943 in Chicago, IL to the late Charles and Agnes (Kuna) Schwingl. Donna graduated from McHenry Community High School’s class of 1961. On September 12, 1964, she married her high school sweetheart, Gordon Johnson, and was blessed with three children, Melanie, Jill, and Brent.

Prior to her retirement in 2005, Donna worked at the McHenry County Health Department in Woodstock, IL and Mid America Title Co. in Crystal Lake, IL.

Donna lived her life with exuberance and cherished the time spent with family and friends, serving as their biggest supporter, confidant, and cheerleader. Donna loved cooking, gardening, crafting and rug hooking. In Door County her favorite spots included The Ridges Sanctuary, the Alpine Resort, and Peninsula Players productions.

Donna will be missed by her husband of 58 years, Gordon; her three children, Melanie Keane of St. Charles, IL, Jill Johnson of Cary, IL, Brent (Cindy) Johnson of Bartlett, IL; six grandchildren, Madeline, Nolan and Clancy Keane, Cora Cook, and Caitlyn and Ella Johnson. She was also survived by her sister, Pamela (Patrick Mann) Schwingl of Durham, NC, and their children, Nick (Cara) Mann and Thea Mann, as well as Nick and Cara’s children, Liam and Luke.

A celebration of Donna’s life will be held in Illinois on December 28th, details to be announced.

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay, WI along with Davenport Family Funeral Home are assisting the Johnson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Donna may be shared with her family through her tribute page at or on her tribute page here.

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