Richard L. "Dick" Johnson

August 21, 1927January 19, 2018

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



  • Visitation

    Friday, January 26, 2018

  • A Life Well Celebrated Service

    Friday, January 26, 2018


  • Burial


Richard L. "Dick" Johnson

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January 28, 2018

I did not know Richard, but my mother Doris Anderson-Whitledge was his cousin. She has warm memories of Richard, his sister Shirley and my uncle Bob Anderson as they were all pals in their youth. I just learned of Richard's passing today from my mother. I'm sorry we weren't able to attend the funeral. May your warm memories also bring you comfort. May the Lord give you peace. Our condolences, Doris Anderson-Whitledge and Nora Whitledge-Gard

January 24, 2018

Steve, Diana, Jeanie, Paul & family - Dick always had such a twinkle in his eye & such a warm smile! Loved knowing him and loved watching him & Carol enjoy life together! Remember that diamond stud earring he loved wearing and really enjoyed watching them dance together in competitions! He served our country and loved his family! He was a GOOD man who will be missed! May God take care of him in his new home and allow him joy as he meets up with those in heaven! God bless you all as you mourn his passing but celebrate his life! With sympathy, Val & Bill Hobson

Carol Schissel/Jacobs

January 23, 2018

In loving memory of my beloved brother Rich. May God keep you in his hands until the next we are together.

Carol Jacobs

January 23, 2018

In loving memorial of my beloved brother Rich.

Michell Tardy

January 22, 2018

I love you uncle Richard. You will be missed. Rest In Peace.