Comforted that he is now with Our Lord,we mourn the

Death Of The Best Father

anyone could have ever been blessed with.

On Tuesday August 31, my father passed away at Northwest Community Hospital following a short series of medical setbacks that began with Hernia surgery some 2 and a half weeks earlier.  He was surrounded by my three sisters and myself when he died. He was 75 years old.

His funeral was held at his church, Trinity Lutheran Church of Rolling Meadows.  The funeral service was beautiful with Dad's grandchildren giving the bible readings, acting as pallbearers, assisting in communion, and leading His procession into church.

He was buried Sept 4, in Memory Gardens in Arlington Heights.  He is buried next to his beloved twin brother Russ, and family friend Dan Hagemeyer.He had a spectacular life and was loved, and will be missed  - by many.

Picture top left was a very recent picture of my dad taken in our backyard about 6 weeks before he died .  Picture right is of my family at Dad's Wake.  I was so proud of how they honored my dad with their respect, love and strength.

Click the links below for:

Richard John Johnson

1928 - 2004

All the way on the bottom of the page is a video celebrating his life.

"We are saddened by his passing, but that sadness will soften.

And Oh, the memories that will remain...."