Tom Stuart Johnson Loves Park, Illinois Obituary

Tom Stuart Johnson

<p>Tom “Tucker” Stuart Johnson, 55, beloved husband, adored father of three, son, sibling and friend to all passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Serenity Hospice and Home due to complications from an unexpected stroke. &nbsp;Born on February 23, 1967 in Rockford, IL-- where Tucker also spent most of his life. While living in Rockford, he was introduced to TeriJo in a bar one night by mutual friends, but (as she always tells it) she said “it was nice to meet you, but I’m going to head back to school to hang out with my friends.” As fate would have it, Tucker and TeriJo crossed paths some weeks later on October 15, 1999 and were never apart since that day. Immediately falling in love and marrying on October 19, 2002, they then went on to have three children under 3 years and none of them are twins! After moving to Byron, IL in 2010 Tucker felt he was truly living his best life. &nbsp;Tucker spent over 20 years of his career at Ringland-Johnson, Inc. He worked in nearly every facet of the business and most recently served as Vice President of Operations. He was extremely generous with his time and put his entire heart into his career. As a fourth-generation carpenter and a 25-year member of the Carpenters Local Union 792, his passion flowed both professionally, and personally, as he worked on many projects around the house, or with friends in need of his ingenuity. &nbsp; &nbsp;Aside from work, Tucker had a deep appreciation for the outdoors, enjoying all four seasons of the year. He thoroughly enjoyed spending time on Lauderdale Lakes in Elkhorn, WI boating and participating in numerous water sports. He loved snowmobiling and would take any opportunity to go. He had a passion for music, and it seemed like there was never a song or artist he didn’t know (just ask “Alexa”). </p><p> &nbsp;He deeply loved TeriJo and took every opportunity to tell and show her. In fact, one birthday he gave her 5 roses to express his love. He cherished his “princess” Anika, his “cat” Max, his “peanut” Hadyn, and the family dog, COOPER! His friendships were priceless and something everyone longs for in life. He had a great sense of humor, and was the king of one-liners and “dad jokes.'' He repeatedly left people wondering if he was serious or not. Throughout his life, he would often be described as a perfectionist - even his socks were organized and numbered! His captivating smile and chuckle were contagious and will be sorely missed. Tucker with a “T” was universally loved and made every person feel uplifted and appreciated after they spent time with him. He loved with his entire heart, and never made anyone question it.&nbsp; &nbsp;Survived by his wife of almost 20 years, TeriJo Johnson; children, Anika, Maximus, and Hadyn; mother, Jeannine Johnson; sister, Coleen Masterson; half-brothers, Mike Johnson and Greg Johnson; parents-in-law, Linda and Ron Buttel; siblings-in-law, Keri Ranken and John Ranken; nephews, Josh McKenzie, Mitchell Masterson, Matthew Masterson and Tate Ranken; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.&nbsp; &nbsp;He was preceded in death by his father, Tom “TJ” Johnson; father-in-law, Ted Ranken; and both maternal and paternal grandparents.&nbsp; &nbsp;A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022, at Uptown Lanes, 106 W Second Street, Byron, Illinois 61010, at 4:00 P.M. &nbsp;In lieu of flowers, to both honor him, and support his family in this time of need due to his sudden absence, his Ringland-Johnson family and friends have established a GoFundMe account at the following link: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Stateline Cremations is assisting the family, 712 Windsor Road, Loves Park, Illinois 61111.</p>
June 20, 202206/20/2022
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