Karl Robert Johnson, 68, of Lake Villa, Illinois, passed away on February 29, 2016 at Condell Memorial Hospital, in Libertyville, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held graveside on May 20, 2023 at 10:00 am at Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis, Illinois. Karl will be laid to rest alongside his parents, Beatrice and Theodore Johnson.
Karl was born on December 15, 1947 to Theodore and Beatrice (Staples) Johnson in Chicago, Illinois. Karl attended Lyons Township High School and enlisted in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War. Karl became a Chef and owned his own restaurant in Farmington, CT for a number of years, this is where he became a father to his daughter Sally Ann Johnson. He relocated back to Illinois and owned his own store that sold the miniatures that he loved to paint and organize as well as participate in large scale war games. Karl also was devoted to his dogs, Lily, Patty and Riley taking them to Duck Farm in Lake Villa, IL where was known as the “Mayor”. A bench and tree were placed in memoriam at Duck Farm by his family.
Karl is survived by his daughter Sally A. Johnson of Barnstable, Massachusetts; sisters Karen (Richard) Herman of La Grange IL, Karolyn (Spencer) Godfrey of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Kimberly Johnson Garrigan of Oswego, IL; nephews, Jeffrey Herman, Brian (Kristi) Herman, Kyle Godfrey, Connor Godfrey, Casey Godfrey; nieces, Beatrice Garrigan and Elizabeth Garrigan; and great-nieces, Margaret Herman and Abigail Herman. Karl was proceeded in death by his father Theodore.
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