Richard E. “Dick” Johnson, 80, of Brookfield, died on Sept. 28, 2023 at Loyola Hospital in Maywood. Born on Oct. 25, 1942 in Evanston, he worked as a mechanical engineer for various companies, including M&M Mars, Gross and Panduit and retired as the senior editor of Plant Engineering Magazine. He enjoyed spending time with his grandson Jax, train watching, and coffee at Gosia’s Coffee Shop.

Dick was the father of Erica (Jeff Nerud) Johnson, the grandfather of Jax Nerud, the brother of Daniel (Judy) Johnson and David Johnson, and the uncle of Jennifer (Adam Reeger) Johnson Reeger. 

Cremation was private. Memorials to the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 1903, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433would be appreciated.   

Arrangements were handled by Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, 3847 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. Online condolences, photographs and memories may be shared with the family at