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Bruce Robert Johnson
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Obituary for Bruce Robert Johnson

Bruce Robert Johnson, age 60, of Elgin; beloved husband of Jaynn Tobias-Johnson: loving father of Karl Johnson and Cameron Johnson; preceded by his parents Eugene and Janet Johnson; son-in-law of Paul and Rosanna Tobias; brother of Barbara (Robert) Lidfors, Conny (Allen) Spann and brother-in-law of Ned Jonathan (Marsha) Tobias, Jill (Jeffrey) Romesberg, and Paul Benjamin (Sherri) Tobias; dear uncle of 24 nieces and nephews and 11 great-nieces and nephews.

Bruce was gentle, supportive, and encouraging. He was an artist and a teacher. From clay he formed beautiful pottery and sculpture. With his students—from college art majors to children with special needs—he offered the gift of creativity, of taking line and color and texture and making something new or even fantastical. He delighted in reading and discussing theology. His bookshelves groan with works of the early church fathers. He loved his church family at Wheaton Christian Reformed and was a faithful participant in the Sunday adult discussion class. He loved Jaynn dearly, and the joys of his life were Karl and Cameron. He nurtured and supported and prayed for his sons daily to be strong men of God.

On July 20, 2010, Bruce and Jaynn’s 24th wedding anniversary, Bruce was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Over the years he lost the ability to drive, to throw pots, to draw, to teach. In the past year, he began to lose some mental functioning and was concerned about what he would lose next. But we thank the Lord that during the last week of Bruce’s life here on earth, he was strong, funny, and dignified.

Memorial Gathering Saturday, February 10, from 9 AM until time of Memorial service at 10 AM, at Wheaton Christian Reformed Church, 711 E. Harrison Ave, Wheaton. Interment private. Memorials to Wheaton CRC Adult Discussion Class are appreciated. Funeral info: www.knollcrest.net or 630-932-1500.


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Memorial Visitation

Saturday

10

Feb

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wheaton Christian Reformed Church

711 E Harrison Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Memorial Service

Saturday

10

Feb

10:00 AM
Wheaton Christian Reformed Church

711 E Harrison Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Cemetery Details

Location

Private

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Memorial Contribution

Wheaton Christian Reformed Church

711 E Harrison Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187
For the Adult Discussion Class
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