Jeffrey S. Johnson,
age 71 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2016.
He was born on
November 26, 1944 in Chicago, IL, to Emil and Patricia (Crumpacker) Johnson.
He was married to
Patricia (Groff) Johnson, who survives of Chesterton.
He is also survived
by his mother, Patricia Johnson of Burns Harbor, IN; sons, Gary Wayne of
United Arab Emirates, Robert Wayne of Portage, IN and Dean Wayne of
Chesterton, IN; daughter, Jill Bucy of Chesterton, IN; brothers, David
Johnson of Burns Harbor, IN and Dale Johnson of Oak Park, IL and
grandchildren, Nicholas, Bo and Drew Wayne, Zachary Bucy, Jessica DeFiore
and Danielle Vale.
He was preceded in
death by his father.
from Chesterton High School and was a retired employee of Arcelor Mittal
Steel. He was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict and proudly served in the
United States Naval Reserve for twenty years before retiring with the rank
of Senior Chief. He was a member of the American Legion, and a Past Governor
of the Chesterton Moose Lodge. He was also an avid league bowler and Cubs
fan. Jeff was a quiet, meticulous, well-intentioned, helpful and kindhearted
man who will be long remembered by everyone who knew him.
for Jeffrey will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., at Edmonds
& Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304, with Pastor Erik
Bernth. Burial to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery.
Visitation will be
held on Thursday, July 7, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the
funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the VNA
Hospice in Valparaiso, 2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 or to the
Mitchell Winey Memorial Scholarship. C/O Centier Bank, 103 Broadway,
Chesterton, IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at