Stephen R. “Skinner” Johnson, 64, of Farmer City, IL passed away at 11:25 P.M., Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 3:00 P.M., Monday, October 23, 2017 at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL. Inurnment will follow in Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., Monday, October 23, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Skinner’s page at team.kidney.org.
Skinner was born on March 5, 1953 in Bloomington, IL, a son of Kenneth Dean and Patricia Ann Fogal Johnson. He married Mickie Nelson on 27 June, 2006. Skinner is preceded in death by his loving parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mickie, of Farmer City, IL; sons, Calvin (Kenna) Johnson of Osman, IL, Clinton Johnson of Farmer City, IL, Toby (Melissa) Johnson of Slidell, LA, and Tucker Johnson of Utica, IL; three stepdaughters, Stefani (Greg) Warsaw of Farmer City, IL; Lora (Julien) Huck of Scottsdale, AZ and Elisha (Nick) Walters of Farmer City, IL; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Doug (Marcia) Johnson of Dora, MO and Greg (Joy) Johnson of Mansfield, IL; one sister, Stacie (Steve) Sutton of Frankfort, KY; dear friend, Sarah McCoy Shoemaker of Decatur, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Skinner worked for John Deere in Farmer City, IL and in Clinton, IL and he loved driving trucks across the prairie for multiple outfits.
He graduated from Moore Township High School, Farmer City, IL and attended Joliet Junior College where he played basketball and was nicknamed “Farm”. Skinner was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Farmer City, a member of the Farmer City Masonic Lodge 710, and the National Rifle Association.
Steve’s timely wit will be missed.
Jaxton Lee Denno, infant son of Michele Denno of Bellflower, IL, passed away at 7:25 P.M., Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.
A Candle Light Celebration of Life Service will be at 6:30 P.M., Friday, October 27, 2017 at Trinity Community Fellowship, Farmer City, IL with Pastor Dave Ashby officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope4Aubree or to Trinity Community Fellowship. Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, IL in charge of arrangements.
Jaxton was born October 14, 2017 in Urbana, IL, a son of Michele Denno.
He is survived by his mother, Michele Denno of Bellflower, IL; maternal grandparents, Andy and Lisa Denno of Bellflower, IL and Joe Zapala of San Angelo, TX; maternal great-grandparents, Pat and Diane VanMatre of Champaign, IL and Mitchell and Judy Denno of Newton, NH; uncle, Joey (Carolyn) Denno of Farmer City, IL.
Jaxton is preceded in death by his maternal great-grandfather, Richard Pruitt and maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Mary Ann Zapala.