Obituaries

Ronald Alan Johnson

September 26, 1949 - November 9, 2019

Ronald Alan Johnson, 70, of North Aurora, formerly a long time resident of Batavia, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL.  Ronald was born September 26, 1949 in Oak Park, IL, the son of Harris and Olive (nee Norris) Johnson.  Ronald was married to Pamela Purdeu on August 12, 1995.

Ronald was a quick witted, loyal, devoted, compassionate, steady, and loving husband, father, coach, co-worker, and friend.  He committed his life to God and to the service to others.  He had a love and knowledge of sports and was blessed with a personality and passion for coaching.  He found great joy in making an impact in the lives of the youth through coaching softball, baseball, and soccer.  Ron was a huge fan of Batavia, especially Batavia High School athletics. 

Following high school graduation at Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Ron continued his education at Wartburg College in Iowa.  He had a long and meaningful career working with Public Works Administration for Glenbard Wastewater Authority in Glen Ellyn and as a Wastewater Supervisor with the Village of Bartlett.

When it came to Ronald’s life nothing was more important than his family.  His jokes and humor will forever be ingrained into the personalities of his four adored children.  The love for his children was shown by his supportive nature.  Most importantly, the love for his wife Pamela, was regularly expressed by singing “Brown Eyed Girl” to her.  

He is survived by his loving wife Pamela; four children Victoria (Joseph) Hoffman, Cassandra (Kevin) Schramm, Matthew (Jackie) Johnson; Lindsey (Merrill) Colby; eight grandchildren, Nora Schramm, Lily Hoffman, Evelyn Johnson, Luke Hoffman, Trey Colby, Blake Colby, Leah Schramm, and James Hoffman; and a one sister Barbara (David) Scheibe. 

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Batavia Covenant Church, 1314 Main Street, Batavia, IL.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the church. 

In Ronald’s memory, memorial contributions may be directed to Batavia Covenant Church, Camp Scholarship Fund, 1314 Main Street, Batavia, IL 60510. 

Guest Book

  • Karin M. Lile-Kightlinger Ron was a great friend of my brother, Eric Lile and our family's friendship goes back many years through the Glen Ellyn Covenant Church. We send our sympathy to his wife Pam and family and to Barb, his sister.. but we rejoice in the hope that we have knowing he is home with Christ!
  • David Morton I’ve known Ronnie since Kindergarten. Years later, after college, when I needed a pitcher on my men’s league softball team, I asked Ron to join the team but had to explain to my brother that Ronnie was a better pitcher. He was a great guy. I never heard him say a cross word to anybody or say anything bad about anyone. We will miss him but we can feel comforted that he’s in heaven now with our Lord and Saviour.caphacr
  • Sue DuChesne Eventhough we worked in different departments in Bartlett, he made a point to get to know people. Haven't run into him around town in a while, but he will always be remembered with a big smile on his face. God Bless
  • Jeff Schultz Ron was a "good guy". Kind and caring. always willing to lend a helping hand. He fought long and hard. Rest in peace, my friend. See you on the other side