Judy G. Johnson, nee Oesterriech

Judy Johnson

Judy G. Johnson, nee Oesterriech, age 79 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Daniel Johnson; dear mother of Jennifer (Adam) Reeger; grandmother of Aiden Reeger; sister of Pamela (the late Dennis) Meehan, William (Judi) Oesterriech and Michael (Mary) Oesterriech; sister in law of David Johnson; aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Judy was born on September 7, 1944 to George and LaVelle Oesterriech. As a child, she loved to swim and was an avid roller skater and ice skater, teaching herself how to do tricks. She also loved to draw, often sketching fashion designs and scenes of nature.

Judy had a great love for animals. She enjoyed volunteering at various shelters, adopting four of her last cats. She would take any opportunity to help a stray or injured animal. She loved the Brookfield Zoo and was a lifelong member with her husband. Her favorite animals were the Mexican gray wolves and the Przewalski’s horses, whom she also adopted.

She enjoyed shopping with her friends, watching TV with her loving husband, and spending time with her family, especially her grandson. Judy loved to laugh and always chose to keep things light-hearted.

Judy will always be remembered for her warm smile, kind heart, and empathy towards others. She will forever be loved and missed.

Visitation Monday, March 18, 2024 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Tuesday, March 19, 2024 from 9:30 A.M. to 10 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513.

Funeral Tuesday 10 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, La Grange Park. Mass 10:30 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

Memorials appreciated to CatNap from the Heart, 1101 Beach Ave., La Grange Park, IL 60526.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Michele Marie Schintler condolence:

    Jen, Adam, and family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Michele Schintler

  2. Elizabeth Mendoza condolence:

    My sincere condolences on your loss your Mother and family will be in my prayers.

    Lunch Mom from Brook Park Elementary

  3. Anne Heither condolence:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and wife. Judy was a longtime friend and I thought of her as a second mom. She will be missed greatly. May God bless you all at this very sad time. Anne

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