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Raymond L. Johnson, Jr.

July 29, 1946 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 71)
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Raymond L. Johnson, Jr.

Age 71 of Joliet, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Born July 29, 1946 in Pekin, Illinois, Raymond is a son of Raymond L. Johnson, Sr. and the late Pauline (Valla) Johnson. He was a graduate of Joliet Township High School with the Class of 1964, and went on to serve in the United States Army (1965-1969). It was during his tenure in the service that Ray was honored to have served in the Joint Chiefs of Staff Office. Following his honorable discharge, Ray gained employment with Caterpillar in Joliet, where he worked for 35 years until his retirement.

Survivors include his father Raymond L. Johnson, Sr.; sister Connie (Chuck) Kostelc; two daughters: Jennifer Johnson and Debbie (Rich) Serling; three grandchildren: Fernando, Jr. (Sarah) Hernandez, Angelica Hernandez and Nicole Brown, and two great grandsons: Boose and Michael Haberkorn.

Ray was preceded in death by his mother.

Ray leaves behind love and thanks to his special caregivers Tracy Rieder and Courtney Blan.

Visitation will be held at Families of Faith Church, 24466 West Eames Street in Channahon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 12:00 p.m. Pastor Randy Blan and Pastor Joe Pospischil will officiate.

Burial with full military honors will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at 1:30 p.m.

Pallbearers will be: Richard Serling, Fernando Hernandez, Jr., Vern Foster, Jeff Rieder, Mike Blan, Dave Apgar, Andy Allen and Connor Allen.

Following the cemetery services the members of Families of Faith welcome Ray's family and friends to return to the church for a memorial meal.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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Services are to be announced

Families of Faith Church - Channahon
24466 West Eames Street
Channahon, IL 60410

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