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Carl C. Johnson, Jr.
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Obituary for Carl C. Johnson, Jr.

Carl C. Johnson, Jr., age 96, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1985, formerly of Pekin and Chicago, IL, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville. He was born June 5, 1921 in Chicago, IL.

Beloved husband of the late Elaine A. Johnson (nee Rogalski), whom he married October 23, 1943 and who preceded him in death, January 20, 2015, loving father of Lynn (Charles) Polito of Crest Hill, IL, Bruce (Jeri) Johnson of Springfield, IL and Judith (David) Willits of Long Lake, MN, adored grandfather of the late Sarah Polito; Alicia (the late Garret) Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Baak, Jessica Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Kelsey (Brandon) Wanless, Scott Willits and Mackenzie Willits, cherished great-grandfather of Bridget Fitgerald; Janelle Baak; Alyssa, Abbie and Max Johnson; Peter, Meg and Clare Wanless, devoted son of the late Carl C. Sr. and Irene (nee O'Brien) Johnson, dear brother of the late Ralph (the late Kathleen) Johnson, fond cousin, uncle and great-uncle of several and friend of many.

Carl grew up on Chicago's West Side and was a graduate of Austin High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and after his honor discharge, earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago. Carl worked for many years with Commonwealth Edison, Chicago and Pekin, IL, retiring in 1991. After settling in Naperville, Carl joined St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church where served as a host greeter and helped co-found the Fifty & Holding senior's group. Carl was an avid traveler.

Visitation Monday, February 12, 9:30-10:30 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow Monday, 10:30 AM at the church.

Interment: Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home Cremation Services, Naperville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Tabor Hills Health Care Facility, 1347 Crystal Avenue, Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 778-8677,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563





10:30 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle

1500 Brookdale Road
Naperville, Illinois 60563

Cemetery Details


Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421

Memorial Contribution

Tabor Hills Health Care Facility

1347 Crystal Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563

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