Phyllis A. Johnson

–  05/08/2020


Phyllis A Johnson 73 of Villa Park, Illinois passed away in the early morning of Friday, May 8th. Loving Wife of the late Mark Johnson. Compassionate Mother of Melissa (Matthew) Bills, Stephanie (Peter) DiLillo, and Bethany (Nicholas) Chalmers. Caring Step-Mother to Kristin (Patrick) Egan. Adoring Mormor of Laura, Shannon, Joanna, Cameron, Samuel, Theodore, Eleanor, Maxwell and Cara. Fond sister of Pamela (Wendell) Nelson. Cherished Daughter of the late George and Dorothy Nordstrom. Supportive Aunt to many.

Born in Moline, Illinois and a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Phyllis came to the Chicago area to pursue her career in music education.  While she began in Darien, Illinois, she spent 18 years as an elementary music teacher in Villa Park District 45. Upon her retirement in 2010, she continued to support the music departments of Villa Park by accompanying choirs, festivals, and auditions at Jackson Middle School and Willowbrook High school.

Phyllis was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church (Villa Park, IL), and before that, Christ Church of Oak Brook (Oak Brook, IL). She enriched both these congregations with gifts of music, friendship, and generosity of spirit and service. Her strong faith and certain hope in the Easter gift of resurrection were apparent all the way until the end, she entered into the Communion of Saints.


A private service will be held, with plans for a larger service at a later date.



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