Richard L. Johnson
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Richard L. Johnson
  • August 21, 1927 - January 19, 2018
  • Illinois

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Richard L. "Dick" Johnson passed away Friday, January, 19, 2018, at IL. Veterans Home in Manteno, IL. Born August 21, 1927, in Centerville, Iowa to Walter and Etta (Shanahan) Johnson. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Navy Air Force. In 1945, Dick married Bernadine "Trudy" Reed and together shared 50 years while raising their two children. She preceded him in death. Dick made a career as a machinist and was considered a valued employee. He embraced nature and enjoyed pheasant hunting. In 1997, Dick married his second wife, Carol, she preceded him in death.

Survivors include children, Steven (Diana) Johnson, Jeanie (Paul) Stassi; grandsons, Ryan(Emily) Johnson, Tony(Vicky) Stassi, Daniel (Samantha) Stassi; great-grandchildren, Rhett and Maizie Johnson; sister, Carol(Michael) Jacobs; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents; wife, Bernadine; sister, Shirley Swenson; second wife, Carol.

Services at 10 a.m. Friday, January 26, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park, IL, with visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. Burial Sunset Memorial Gardens with military honors. Condolences www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com