William A. Johnson

January 2, 1940 ~ May 21, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old


William Arthur Johnson, 83, passed away on Sunday, May 21st in Naples, Florida.

William Johnson, beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

Born on January 2nd, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois was the son of the late Phyllis and Arthur Johnson. He grew up in Chicago and developed a strong work ethic and passion for sheet metal. William met his wife Madeleine in 1962; they fell in love and married shortly after on February 23rd,1963. The two bought a house in Batavia, Illinois where they raised their four children.

William was a third-generation sheet metal worker and dedicated 30 years to the trade and started and ran a successful business in Naperville, Illinois where he achieved great success and made lasting contributions. His enthusiasm and love for these pursuits were contagious as he inspired many with his dedication and skill, especially his children.

Beyond his professional achievements, William was a loving family man. He cherished his role as a father, grandfather, and great grandfather. His family was always his top priority. He created countless memories with his loved ones — whether it was through family boat rides, watching a movie, vacations, or family get-togethers.

In his free time, William enjoyed watching John Wayne movies, boating, and traveling. In his down time he was often found cleaning or fixing something as he never could sit still.

William was also a kind and compassionate individual who always went out of his way to help others. He had a genuine warmth and a friendly smile that could brighten anyone's day. He was known for his kindness, generosity, and his willingness to lend a helping hand.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his brother, James Johnson and sister, Susan Vaisnoras.

William leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. He is survived by his wife, Madeleine, his four children Steve (Jeanne), Scott (Laura), Chris (Brandi), Jennifer, and his grandchildren, Michelle (Brandon), Elise (Austin), Madalynn, and Cameron, as well as great grandchild, Bentley. He will remembered as a source of wisdom, guidance, and unconditional love. His memory will forever be treasured.

A memorial service to celebrate William's life will be held on May 30th at the Fuller Funeral Home in East Naples, Florida between 4pm-8pm. Friends and family are invited to attend and pay their respects.

We will always carry William's memory in our hearts and remember the positive impact he had on all our lives.

May his soul rest in eternal peace.

In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s name can be made to “Wyatt’s Rides” (2579 County RD 88 Winfield, AL 35594).

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Memorial Service
May 30, 2023

4:00 PM
Fuller Funeral Home East Naples
4735 Tamiami Trail East
Naples, FL 34112


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