Carl L. "Slip" Johnson, Jr.

  • Born: December 31, 1923
  • Died: February 22, 2018
  • Location: Lockport, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

102 E. Francis Road
P.O. Box 129
New Lenox, IL 60451

Tel. (815) 485-3200

Tribute & Message From The Family

Johnson, Carl L., Jr.
Carl L. "Slip" Johnson, born 12-31-1923, died 02-22-2018 at age 94. He always referred to his birthday as 123123.
Carl was born in Lemont, IL to the late Carl L. Johnson, Sr. and Edna, nee, Johnson. Preceding him in death was his wife, Betty Johnson, nee Vrshek. They were married for 57 years. Also preceding him in death were his sisters Lola Johnson and Doris L. Mooney (Gallipeau), nee Johnson, and his brother-in-law, Walter E. Mooney, Carl was the fond Godfather of Douglas Coomer, Linda Hornyak, Michelle Neff, and Terry Vrshek. He was an uncle to many nieces and nephews, friend to many in Lemont, Lockport, and at the Lockport VFW Post 5788, where he loved playing pinochle. He was an avid golfer and an original member of the Lockport Golf and Recreation Club. He was a lifelong member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Lemont. Carl was also a lifelong, diehard White Sox fan. He was a 1941 graduate of Lemont High School. He was a U.S. Army, World War II veteran serving in England. He was a pipefitter for Union / 76 Oil Company. One of the highlights of his later life was his trip on the July 29, 2015 Honor Flight.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 500 Lemont St., Lemont, IL 60439. The family will receive friends at Bethany Lutheran Church, 500 Lemont St. Lemont, IL 60439 on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, Lemont. or 815-838-1533 for info.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Posted by Dawn Coomer - Columbia, KY   March 03, 2018

Feeling so sad today that we can not attend the service for Carl. He was my cousin, but he and Betty were just great friends. I will miss talking to him and our visits to Illinois. Till we meet again.
Donald & Dawn Coomer

Posted by Dawn Coomer - Columbia, KY   March 03, 2018

Please accept my condolences for your loss. Grief can be so hard, but the fond memories you cherish can comfort and sustain you during this time. 1 Peter 5:6,7

Posted by A friend   February 27, 2018

It was an honor to know Carl and Betty as our neighbors for over 20 years. We will miss Carl talking about his beloved White Sox baseball team, how his golf game went, and telling us about his visits with family and friends. We send our condolences to his family.

Posted by Rodney and Glenda Loeschen - Lockport, IL - Neighbor   February 26, 2018