William Johnson

William Johnson, 67

William (Will) Johnson, 67, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East. Will was born July 9, 1945 in Chicago. He was the son of the late Franklin Johnson and Frances Brinkruff. He graduated from Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Ill. and was a graduate of the University of Chicago.

He married Jeane Hughes on May 23, 1969, and she survives.

Will retired from Purdue University in 2011. He was a member of Faith Church.

In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter Heidi (husband: Chris Ward) Johnson, of Peachtree City, Ga.; grandson, Neil Ward; sister, Mary Ann Johnson, of Sister Bay, Wis.; brother, Richard (wife: Sue) Johnson, of Hazel Creast, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2012, at Faith Church, 5526 St. Road 26 E., Lafayette. Funeral services will be held at Faith Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday October 6. Burial will follow at Meadow View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Church.

You may offer condolences at www.soller-baker.com.


Published in the Journal & Courier on Oct. 4, 2012