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Obituary for Nancy Johnson (Sells)

 Nancy Carol Johnson, 88, of Roscoe, IL, passed away peacefully on her birthday on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in her daughter’s home in Roscoe, surrounded by her family.  She was born on March 2, 1936, in Spooner, WI, the daughter of Ralph “Buster” and Doris (Hegna) Sells.  She grew up in Rockford, IL, and graduated from East High School, Class of 1954, where she was an honor roll student and secretary of her class.  She married the love of her life, Franklin M. “Frank” Johnson on September 15, 1956, in Rockford.  They raised their four children in Rockford and later in Roscoe.  Nancy was a homemaker for many years and later worked at Rock Valley College for more than 25 years.  Upon her retirement, she became an exercise instructor at the Roscoe YMCA and led numerous classes for seniors.  Member of Central Christian Church in Beloit.  She enjoyed physical activity, including golf, dancing, and exercise classes.  Nancy and Frank spent annual summer vacations in Northern Wisconsin with family at numerous lakes and resorts.  They loved numerous dachshunds over the years, including their last, Annie.  Survivors include her children, Laura (Greg) Stewart, Craig (Carla) Johnson, Julie (John) Poli, and Jeff Johnson; grandchildren, Zach (Miranda) Stewart, Rachel (Tom) Monson, Ashely (Larry) Johnson, Kelsey (Brett) Johnson, Nick Poli, Matt Johnson, Tyler (Jess) Pease, Michael (Hayley) Johnson and Hannah (Sean) Valentine; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Eli, Ben, Nora, Reed, Claire, Isla, Finnley, Mayva, and Brayden; sisters, Jean Fiorenza, Joanne Petterson; brother, Jerry Sells; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her parents; husband, Frank; brothers-in-law, Frank Fiorenza and Frank Petterson.

Memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, 2024, at Delehanty Funeral Home, 401 River Lane, Loves Park, IL, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time.  Cremation rites accorded.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established