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Ralph L. Johnson

July 23, 1930 January 20, 2019
Ralph L. Johnson
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Ralph L. Johnson, 88 of Lake Forest formerly of Wheaton, died January 20, 2019, Born July 23, 1930 in Chicago. He was the owner and C.E.O of Lake County Press, Inc. Waukegan, IL. Ralph married his high school sweetheart, Joyce, at the age of 18. They shared their lives together for 64 years until Joyce’s passing in 2012.
Ralph achieved sustained sobriety in 1960. He was tirelessly devoted to helping people find the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. Countless lives were transformed throughout his 59 years of dedicated service to AA.
As an impassioned leader of the printing industry, he was a forerunner in production and technology. Ralph truly loved his employees and served his customers with great attention and care. With a zest for life and adventure, Ralph travelled the world hunting and fishing with family and life-long friends. He built a legacy of positivity, faith and strength for the many people that he touched throughout his life.
Husband of the late Joyce M. Johnson. Loving father of Thomas R. Johnson and Lynn Johnson Pesek. Dear grandfather of Justin, Amanda, Ashley Johnson and, Nick, Maria, and Johnny Pesek. Fond great grandfather of Hunter, Savannah, Trenton, Hudson, Scout and Sawyer. Brother of Sara Ockerlund, Jim Johnson and Sidney Johnson, MD.
Visitation 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Wenban Funeral Home, 320 Vine Avenue, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Funeral service 10:00 am Monday, January 28, 2019 at Wenban Funeral Home. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, www.adrc.wis.edu. Info 847.234.0022 or www.wenbanfh.com.


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Visitation

Sunday

27

Jan

3:00 PM 1/27/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/27/2019 7:00:00 PM
Wenban Funeral Home

320 Vine Avenue
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Wenban Funeral Home
320 Vine Avenue Lake Forest 60045 Illinois
United States

Service

Monday

28

Jan

10:00 AM 1/28/2019 10:00:00 AM
Wenban Funeral Home

320 Vine Avenue
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Wenban Funeral Home
320 Vine Avenue Lake Forest 60045 Illinois
United States

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Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions maybe made to Wisconsin Alzheimer's Research center
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