JAMESTOWN, NY (September 5, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, who served Zion Covenant Church here for 31 years, died Wednesday. A celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Johnson, 86, was born March 31, 1927, in Rockford, Illinois. He earned his associate’s degree at North Park College in 1948, a bachelor’s degree at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, in 1951; and then graduated North Park Theological Seminary in 1952.
He married Rosemary Lundeen on September 27, 1952, in Galesburg, Illinois.
Johnson served First Covenant Church in Rockford from 1950 to 1957, Pilgrim Covenant Church of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, from 1957 to 1961; and Zion from 1961 to 1992.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Bruce and Gregory Johnson.