Anthony K. Johnson, age 55, of Elgin, IL, passed away on January 24, 2022. He was born September 1, 1966 in Delaware, OH to his loving parents, Terrance Johnson and Jayne DeGood.

Tony, born in Delaware, OH, grew up in nearby Marysville, OH. He moved to the Chicagoland area in the 1980’s.

Tony worked in customer service and IT; manning the help desk was his favorite.

Tony’s best friend and coworker, Greg, and his wife Barb enjoyed card games. They invited Tony to play, but they needed a fourth so Greg asked his neighbor, Amy Moore, to join them. Tony and Amy later married, and were married for 21 wonderful years.

The first thing people noticed about Tony was that he was a big guy. The second thing people noticed was that his heart was just as big. He was kind, funny, loving, sincere, and dedicated … and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Tony’s passion was traveling. , and recently completed a three week trip out west. His bucket list wish was to visit every state, and he had only three states left. He also loved going on cruises because it allowed him to visit multiple countries.

Some of his fondest travel memories were watching the sunset from above the clouds at Mt. Haleakala in Hawaii with Amy on their honeymoon, being caught in a snowstorm in the Rocky Mountains, and being engulfed by a passing cloud high up in the Smokey Mountains.

But the most important thing to Tony, above all else, was family and friends, particularly his three grandchildren. He would like everyone to know just how special they were to him.

Tony was preceded in death by his father, Terry Johnson; mother, Jayne (née DeGood) Overfield; and his grandparents. He is survived by his wife, Amy (née Moore) Johnson; children, John (Vanessa) Krenz and Regina Krenz; brother, Joe (Amy) Balderson; and grandchildren, Delilah, Grayson, and Landon Krenz.

Visitation will be 4:00pm until funeral service at 7:00pm, Friday, February 4, 2022 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120. Rev. Tim Perry will be officiating.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

To access the visitation remotely, loved ones are encouraged to log on safe from home via (Meeting ID: 894 2507 9776, Password: 659793).

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Tony’s name to Food for Greater Elgin.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

5 Replies to “Anthony Keith Johnson”

  1. So sorry to the loss of Tony. He put up a brave fight through so many issues. His battle has end but his kindness and sense of humor will live on.

  2. Amy
    My heart goes out to you and your family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow for the loss of what I have read was a wonderful husband, friend, father, and grandfather. Big hugs sent your way.

  3. Tony, Will miss your ever smile. Hope you meet with Emmajean in Heaven!

  4. Dear Amy, sorry to learn of Tony’s passing. Tony was one special man that God placed among us to give us a reprieve from from the daily junk that weighs us down. May you find peace and comfort in the coming days from Almighty God..

  5. Amy. I am so sorry for your loss. I had always hoped to run into you both on one of your many outings. I’m glad he took the trip out west in 2021. He was doing so well until the last few months. May you know God’s Grace & you never feel alone. Those of us that cared for To y, care as much for you.

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