Details for Richard H. Johnson

Richard H. Johnson, age 88, of Janesville, died at home on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was born in Janesville on March 19, 1929, the son of Orrin and Viola Johnson. He graduated from Janesville High School in 1947, where he played quarterback. He graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Milton College, and served in the U.S. Air Force at Randolph Field, San Antonio, TX. Richard married Barbara Walker in Janesville in 1951. He worked for the School of Aviation Medicine, and the Department of Experimental Psychology from 1952 to 1956. He began teaching in Rockford in 1956, and later received his Master’s Degree in counseling from Northern Illinois University. He retired as a counselor from Auburn High School in Rockford in 1987. He was an avid golfer, and loved sports of all kinds, tennis, table tennis, and bowling. Richard was a member of First Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Johnson; daughters, Carrie (Steve) Harris of Rockford and Julie Westenberger of Franktown, CO; son, James (Rose) Johnson of Loves Park; five grandchildren: Chad Johnson, Amy Johnson, Dominique Westenberger, Jacob Westenberger and Christine Harris; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Elaine Green. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mavis Allen. A Private family Service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family. For online obituary and registry: