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Oury Lee Johnson
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Obituary for Oury Lee Johnson

Oury Lee Johnson, age 86, a longtime resident of the Carillon of Plainfield, IL, and formerly of Chicago and Broadview, IL, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, IL. He was born on September 17, 1931 in Chicago, IL.

Oury is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Geraldine; his loving children, Dean (Kristine) Johnson and Beth (Marshall) Munson; his cherished grandchildren, Leif and Tor Munson; his siblings, Carol (the late Gene) Flak, Robert (Norma) Johnson and Roy (Sharon) Johnson; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oury Lee and Gladys Johnson and his brothers, Donald (the late Marilyn) and Richard Johnson and Frank Johnson.

Oury grew up in Chicago and was a 1951 graduate of Harrison High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was a 29-year employee of Vienna Beef Co., Chicago and retired in 1998. Oury was a member of the Carillon VFW #12059 and a longtime member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Chicago. He enjoyed spending time with his family, photography, fishing and acting in plays at Carillon.

For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Oury’s life, memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3658 S Honore St, Chicago, IL 60609

Visitation will be Monday, January 29, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Overman-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Service, corner of Routes 30 & 59, Plainfield. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 10:30 AM, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 525 63rd St., Downers Grove, IL 60516, with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment with military honors will be at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

29

Jan

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Overman-Jones Funeral Home

15219 Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, IL 60544

Visitation

Tuesday

30

Jan

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

525 63rd St.
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Service

Tuesday

30

Jan

10:30 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

525 63rd St.
Downers Grove, IL 60516

Cemetery Details

Location

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd
Elwood, IL 60421


Memorial Contribution

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

525 63rd St.
Downers Grove, IL 60516

St. Andrew Lutheran Church

3658 S Honore St
Chicago, ILlinois 60609
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