Esther M. Johnson, 92, Durand, Illinois died at 1:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016 in Medina Nursing Center, Durand, Illinois after a lengthy illness.\r\r\n\r\r\n Born July 6, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon and Martha (Adamczyk) Kowalski. Lived seven years in the Durand area, coming here from Chicago. Graduated from Lucy Flower High School in Chicago. Married Michael Johnson in Chicago, Illinois on July 15, 1950. She was employed as an office worker in the accounting field. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Durand, Illinois.\r\r\n\r\r\n She is survived by a brother, Irvin (Dolores) Kowalski, Lake Summerset, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.\r\r\n\r\r\n Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in St. Mary Catholic Church, 602 West Main Street, Durand, Illinois. Visitation will be held at McCorkle Funeral Home-Durand Chapel, 101 Main Street, Durand, Illinois from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, April 4 with a scripture service to be held at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 5 in Maryhill Catholic Cemetery, 8600 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, Illinois.