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October 25, 1930 March 12, 2023
October 25, 1930 -- March 12, 2023

Roy W Johnson, Age:92

Roy Wallace Johnson, age 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Buffalo Grove, IL on March 12, 2023. He was the loving husband of the late Lorraine K. Johnson, beloved son of the late Oscar and the late Helga Johnson, and dear brother of the late Eugene Johnson and the late Mae Jensen. He is survived by his children Judy (Rick) Lisnek and Larry (Jody) Kien, his grandchildren, to whom he was a loving “Papa Roy”, Danielle (Tom) Stotesbury, Jackie Lisnek, Josh Kien, Jennie Kien, Gary (Joe) Gassman, and Bary (Heather) Gassman, his sister-in-law, Joyce (Dean) Katz, and his nieces and nephews, Betty-Gene Johnson, Catherine (Don) Larson, Karen Normandy, Eugene Johnson, Dorene Johnson, Barbara Jensen, Donald (Cynthia) Jensen and Thomas (Sarah) Jensen.

Roy grew up in the Swedish neighborhood, Andersonville, in Chicago and went to Von Steuben high school. He commenced at Wright Junior College but was drafted and entered the United States Marine Corp. After completing his time in the military service, he went on to graduate from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He had his own successful landscaping business until he retired. He enjoyed cars, especially Cadillacs, and was a long-time member of several car clubs including Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and Cadillac & LaSalle Club. His annual highlight was displaying his two Cadillacs at the Geneva Concours d'Elegance.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2023, with visitation from 10:00 a.m.until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral and Cremation Center, 6467-77 N. Northwest Hwy., (one block north of Devon) in Chicago. Interment at Westlawn Cemetery & Mausoleum, 7801 W Montrose Ave, Norridge, IL 60706. Info 773-774-3333.