2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61108
Born: Saturday, August 9, 1941
Passed: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
12/1/2016 | 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
First Evangelical Free Church
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Larry A. Johnson, 75, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, in his home following a lengthy illness. He was born August 9, 1941 in Rockford; the son of Carl O. "Sody" and Maybelle (Rosene) Johnson. Larry was a graduate of East High School in 1959 and Rockford College in 1963. He married Beth D. Johnson on October 19, 1963. Larry was employed with Liebovich Steel for 1 Â½ years and Triangle Metals for 19 years. He founded LJ Fabricators in 1983, a custom metal fabrications company which continues today. He based his company with Jesus Christ as Chairman of the Board and operated it with that in mind. He was a lifetime member of First Evangelical Free Church where he served on the church council, sang in the church choir, was a Sunday school teacher, and chairman of Cornerstone Sunday school class. He served the Lord using his voice singing with the Kings Men IV for 45 years. During those wonderful years of friendship and ministry they made 7 recordings. Larry was on the board of Rockford Rescue Mission, Fairhaven Christian Retirement Home and By Design Ministries. All the people who came in contact with Larry would be able to attest to his fun-loving, generous, humble and caring spirit whom Larry would credit came from his Creator and Savior Jesus Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Beth of Rockford; mother, Maybelle; brother, Ron (Nadia); children, Christopher (Tona), Elizabeth (Felipe) Montejo and Gregory (Heather) Johnson; and grandchildren, Kyrkan, Hudson, Alethn, Alexis, Bailey, Micah, Caleb, and Ainsley. Predeceased by his father,"Sody".
Memorial visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Dec, 1, 2016, in First Evangelical Free Church, 2223 N. Mulford Rd. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, with Pastors Bertie Holmgren and Jon Melin officiating in the church. Private burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials to First Evangelical Free Church, Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N. Alpine Rd. Rockford, IL 61114, By Design Ministries International, 1111 S. Alpine Rd. Rockford, IL 61108 or Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W. State St. Rockford, IL 61102. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
And yes, he was able to witness his Chicago Cubs WIN the World Series!