Jimmy Johnson

September 24, 1932 ~ March 19, 2020 (age 87)


Jimmy J. Johnson, age 87, of Geneva, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at Greenfields of Geneva.

He was born September 24,1932 in Grinnell, Iowa the son of Virgil and Vera (Jay) Johnson.

Jimmy graduated from Drake University in Des Moines.  He worked many years as the assistant vice president of quality control for Chicago & Northwestern Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Joan (Kies); his second wife Virginia “Ginny” (Schanz); granddaughter Lauren Johnson; and Ginny’s daughter Cathy Kudrna.

He is survived by his children Linda Macior of Malden, IL, Jeffrey (Cristelle) Johnson of New Mexico and Anne Fairbairn of Wheaton; Ginny’s children Steven (Gail) Johnson of St. Charles, Brian (Petra) Johnson of Florida; and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral service and burial will be held privately at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery in Oakbrook Terrace.

Memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe Street, Suite 200, Chicago, Illinois 60606 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 5501 N. Cumberland Avenue #101, Chicago, Illinois 60656 would be appreciated.

Arrangements handled by the Malone Funeral Home, Geneva, Illinois.  Information 630-232-8233 or visit


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