Obituary: Adam Johnson, 26, Mahomet

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News
Adam Johnson

Adam Lee Johnson, 26, of Mahomet, formerly of Morton, died at 3:48 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in the emergency room at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Born July 9, 1987, in Freeport to Victor L. and Becky (Ellingson) Johnson, he married Ludwine Bibina-Moudoki on June 11, 2011, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Becky Johnson (Rodney Klein) of Screven, Ga.; his father and stepmother, Victor and Kimberly Johnson of Washington; his brother, Maxwell (Cara) Johnson of Aurora; his sister, Lily Johnson (Derrick Grimm) of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and his grandparents, Eugene and Donna Ellingson and Gene and Nelda Hilfiker, all of Monroe, Wis.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Vera Johnson.

 He served with the U.S. Marine Corps with the Third Battalion First Marine Regiment in Iraq for seven months and in Okinawa, Japan, serving aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard. He later served in Afghanistan with the First Intelligence GSP.

He ended his service training recruits at Camp Pendleton in California during the Crucible phase of boot camp.

 He graduated from Morton High School in 2005 and received his associates degree from Palomar College in California. He was a student at Parkland Junior College in Urbana.

A time of sharing with the family was held Saturday at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, followed by a Celebration of Life service. Military honors will be conducted following the service. Cremation was accorded.

A time of fellowship was held Saturday at Red Rock Bar & Grill in Morton.

 Memorials may be made to Giveforward.com, help support Adam Johnson Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnson.com.