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Kenneth E. Johnson, 66, of Streamwood, Formerly of Naperville Illinois passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Alexian Brothers Hospital in Hoffman Estates IL. Celebration of Life service will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N. York St, in Elmhurst, IL. Pastor Bob McWilliams will officiate. Visitation will take place prior to the service, from noon to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Folds of Honor in Ken’s name.

Ken was born on
November 15, 1951 to Keith and Betty (Robbins) Johnson in Woodstock, IL.  He was a graduate of Carthage College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.  Ken was united in marriage to Kristie M. Hinz on November 10th, 1980 in Marietta Georgia.  After living a short time in Georgia, Ken and Kristie relocated to Naperville, IL where they lived for over 30 years. During that time, they raised three wonderful children, Kenneth M., Kelsi E. and Kourtney E.

Growing up around lakes and the outdoors, from a young age Ken developed a love for adventure, boating, snowmobiling, fishing and later in life even scuba diving and aviation. Throughout his childhood and into his college years he was a lover of all sports and excelled at football, basketball and baseball.

Ken had a special relationship with his grandchildren, he loved spending time with family in the outdoors camping and hiking. People that knew Ken found him to be extremely easy to talk to. A very gregarious person by nature, he was admired and respected for his wisdom and guidance. His children were always able to talk to him about anything and everything day or night he was ready to listen.

Those left to cherish his memory include wife, Kristie (Hinz) Johnson, Streamwood, IL, son, Kenneth (Melanee) Johnson, daughters Kelsi Johnson, and Kourtney (Justin) Lewandowski, grandchildren: Haley, Adelaide and Isla, sister, Linda (Mark) Koenig and brother Dennis Johnson. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Keith and Betty.

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