Richard D. Johnson

Obituary for Richard D. Johnson

August 13, 1953 - August 11, 2017
Aurora, Illinois | Age 63


Richard D. Johnson, 63, of Aurora, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Symphony of Orchard Valley. He was born August 13, 1953 in Aurora, the son of the late Marshall and Frieda (Smith) Johnson.

Richard was a true gentleman, generous and always quick with a smile. Richard attributed his strong work ethic to his father believing that if you do a job, it should be done right. Richard worked for 27 years at Schorr Paper Products and full time at Jan-Aid for many years through AID at Thompson Center. Richard also worked and volunteered at Blackberry Farm for 17+ years and was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award by the Illinois Association of Park Districts in 2007. Richard loved operating the train and driving the hay wagon tractor at Blackberry Farm alongside his buddy from grade school, Charles (Chuck) Koslowski. Richard's favorite pastimes were watching sports and old movies on tv, enjoying a West Aurora basketball game, and sharing a pizza with Chuck.

Richard is survived by his siblings: Phillip (Venita) Johnson, Linda Johnson, Paul Johnson, Lois Johnson, Duane Johnson, and Marilyn LeFever, his cousins Patricia Smith and Melody Moy, a special niece Penny Chestnut, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 12:30 p.m. August 15, 2017 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at a later date.

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