John A. “Jack” Johnson, 88, of Springfield, died at 3:35 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2012 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born October 1, 1923 in Chicago, IL to Mae Simon. He married Genevieve Zeman and she preceded him in death on December 22, 2011.
Surviving are two sons, Carl R. (Peggy) Johnson of Springfield and Warren (Anna Ashcraft) Johnson of Chicago; seven grandchildren, John Christopher Johnson, Joel (Meredith) Elliot, Monica (Paul Jenchowski) Innis, Aaron Johnson, Jesse Ashcraft- Johnson, Sarah Ashcraft- Johnson and Elizabeth Johnson; and one great grandchild, Amber Jenchowski.
He was a member of Lakeside Christian Church and a longtime Scout Master of Troop 9 at Lincoln Memorial Gardens. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. He retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company.
Visitation: 4 – 6 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Jay Brooks officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Lakeside Christian Church.