Kathy M. Johnson of Algonquin Kathy M. Johnson, 53, formerly of Elk Grove Village, died Nov. 10, 2012, at her home with her family by her side. A visitation for Kathy will be held Friday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at DeFiore- Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, at Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 100 Hanson Road, Algonquin, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the "Kathy Johnson Medical Fund," donations may be made at any BMO Harris Bank. Please note account number ending in 1904. Any financial assistance would be a tremendous help to the family. Kathy was born Jan. 24, 1959, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Stephen and Marg (nee Eidsvoog) Schwellenbach. She married Larry Johnson on July 11, 1993. Kathy worked as a leadership academy coordinator for Sears Corporate Headquarters. Kathy returned to college and earned a BA from Roosevelt University. She was a member of Light of Christ Lutheran Church and headed up the Altar Care team. For many years she played and coached softball both in Elk Grove and Algonquin. Kathy was an amazing wife and mother she lived life to the fullest every day. Kathy's spirit and love for others will live on forever. She is survived by her husband, Larry Johnson; her daughter, Kirsten Johnson; stepdaughter, Kate Johnson; her mother, Marg Schwellenbach; her brothers, Steve (Jan) Schwellenbach, Dan (Debbie) Schwellenbach and Joe (Judy) Schwellenbach; her sisters, Mary (Gerry) Galloway and Pam Schwellenbach; brother-in-law, Robert Johnson; and her nieces and nephews, Jackie and Tracy Schwellenbach, Ryan and Matthew Schwellenbach, Katie, Gina, Michael Schwellenbach, and Jason and Tanya Galloway. For further information, please call 847-515-8772 or on line condolences may be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com.

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 14, 2012