Minonk - Randolph ‘Randy' G. Johnson, 75, of Minonk, passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at his residence.
His memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Minonk with Pastor Ed Sinclair officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk.
Intement will be in Minonk Township Cemetery in Minonk with full Military Honors. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's United Church of Christ Kitchen Fund.
Randy was born on October 15, 1942 in Rockford, Illinois, a son to Walter O. and Lola M. Gustafson Johnson. He married Jeri Sue Barth on April 20, 1968 in Minonk.
Surviving is his loving wife of 50 years, Jeri Sue Johnson of Minonk; son, Brian K. (Veronica) Johnson of Frankfort and daughter, Kimberly S. Johnson of Black Hawk, CO; sister, Sharon (Don) Cislo of West Lake Village, CA; grandchildren, Anna and Drew Johnson; and step grandchildren, Anna, Patrick and Colin Jungels.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
After graduating from Rockford East High School, her entered the University of Illinois and pledged Farm House Fraternity. After graduating, Randy proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War until 1967.
Randy worked at the Chicago Livestock Exchange in Chicago before beginning his lifelong love of farming.
He served on the Benson Farmers Elevator Board, M-D-R School Board and Clayton Bennington Drainage District. He was a member of the ASCS Committee and St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
Randy was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
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