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Obituary: Randolph G. Johnson, 75 - July 9, 2018
Randolph "Randy" G. Johnson, 75, of Minonk, passed away at 11 a.m. Monday (July 9, 2018) at his home.

His memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Minonk, with Pastor Ed Sinclair officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk.

Interment will be in Minonk Township Cemetery, Minonk, with full military honors. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul's United Church of Christ Kitchen Fund.

Randy was born Oct. 15, 1942, in Rockford, a son to Walter O. and Lola M. Gustafson Johnson. He married Jeri Sue Barth on April 20, 1968, in Minonk.

Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Jeri Sue Johnson, Minonk; son, Brian K. (Veronica) Johnson, Frankfort; daughter, Kimberly S. Johnson, Black Hawk, Colo.; sister, Sharon (Don) Cislo, West Lake Village, Calif.; grandchildren, Anna and Drew Johnson; and stepgrandchildren, Anna, Patrick and Colin Jungels.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

After graduating from Rockford East High School, he entered the University of Illinois and pledged Farm House fraternity. After graduating, Randy proudly served in the U.S. 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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