Chester C. Johnson, 84, of Monee, passed away Saturday (June 29) at his home in Monee.

He was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Monee, the son of Walter and Marretta (Meyer) Johnson. Chester married Beverly Stassen on June 19, 1971 at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone.

Chester was a lifelong farmer who also raised beef cattle and custom baled hay and straw. He also owned and operated Chester Johnson Trucking.

He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Peotone, a member of the Will County Farm Bureau, and enjoyed playing cards and bowling.

Surviving are his wife, Beverly (Stassen) Johnson, a daughter, Cathy Johnson, and a son, Greg Johnson, all of Monee; two sisters, Leatrice and Loretta Johnson, of Peotone; a sister-in-law, Diane Johnson, of Mexico, Mo.; a niece, Marretta Fierge, of O’Fallon, Mo.; and a nephew, Walter Johnson, of Mexico, Mo.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Oliver Johnson; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wayne and June Stassen; a sister-in-law, Colleen Rousseau; and a cousin, Milbert (Mary) Johnson.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home, Peotone. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, also at the funeral home, with Nancy Wheeler officiating. Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.

Memorials may be made to the Peotone Fire Department.

Please sign his online guestbook at


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