In Memory

John Johnson

John Johnson

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04/20/18 09:54 AM #1    

Brian McIlwee

John's grandparents lived two doors away from me as a kid.  We both had older brothers the same age.  So when John's family came to visit, he and his brother ended up with me and my brother playing together.  John and I became reconnected again through some Boy Scout function on a larger scale and then agaiin when we both attended NTE.  Seems like we went through the same art classes for four years, the last two of which was taking painting from Mr. Crechenzski.  John did a rendering of his version of the monolith from the movie 2001 Space Oddysey.  Mr. C got the school to allow John to do a giant mural version of his painting on a downstairs hallway.  All of the painting students pitched in to help produce his super-sized version he layed out. It took months to complete in detail.   I just remember how cool it was.  How cool John was. How appropriate he became a painting contractor as a profession. 

In addition, John and I worked several summers on camp staff at MaKaJaWan Scout Reservation from 1972 -74.  While we didn't necessarily run in the same circles, we were pretty comfortable around each other when we would see each other again, which was a year ago Janaury.  John has two sons who are Eagle Scouts, which is a pretty high achievement for both parents and sons.

John was a free spirit and people were drawn to his smile and care free style.  I remember being jealous of that aspect and wishing I could be like him.



04/23/18 05:02 PM #2    

Paula McLeod

John Gilbert Johnson, 62, of Winnetka, IL, At rest April 12. 2018. Beloved husband of Jody Mack; loving father of Tanner and Scout. Dear brother of David (Jeri), Jeffery and the late Diane. Fond uncle to many. Cherished son of the late Wilbur and Jaynell (Masters) Johnson. Graduate of New Trier East, SIU and Eagle Scout. Owner of G-Town Painters. G-Town Picnic June 24, 2018. Info SEGUIN & SYMONDS FUNERAL HOME 847-432-3878

06/04/18 12:56 PM #3    

Corby Crawford (Kilmer)

Gone but not forgotten, always in my heart.

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