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Brett Gilman Johnson

February 7, 1965 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 52)
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Captain Brett Johnson was born February 7, 1965 and left this life December 28, 2017, after a 9-year journey fighting a rare cancer.

He was a 1983 graduate of Grant High School. He attended Spartan School of Aviation where he received all of his aviation licenses. He was an instructor at Palwaukee Airport. In 1989, he became a first officer at Skyway Airlines and ultimately Captain with Mesa Airlines. He resided in Phoenix, AZ most of his life until moving back to the Midwest about 2 years ago.

Brett is the son of Gil and Jean Johnson--Ingleside; brother of Laura (Joe) Meyers--Ringwood and Brian (Darcy) Johnson--Ingleside. He is uncle to Zach Meyers and Matt Pennington. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Marion and Andy Andersen and Wally and Jenny Johnson.

A celebration of life will be February 7, 2018, at Anastasia's in Antioch, from 4-8 p.m.

Brett would appreciate memorials to St.Jude Children's Research Hospital, c/o Hamsher Lakeside Funerals and Cremations, PO Box 36, Fox Lake, IL 60020-0036.


Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671


Celebration of Life
Wednesday
February 7, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Anastasia's Restaurant & Sports Lounge
950 Hillside Ave.
Antioch, IL 60002

Private Inurnment


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