Published on March 30th, 2013 | by admin1
WCKG Sports Director Johnny Von Passes Away on Good Friday
It was a sad day for fans of Johnny Von’s (Vondruska) WCKG sports updates. Those updates were written, produced and voiced in his signature manic style and aired weekdays on AM 1530 WCKG. He did it all. Twitter was about the greatest thing that happened to Johnny since YouTube, and radio.
Johnny Von was a devout believer in Jesus Christ and his passing came on Good Friday, as he was preparing to share Saturday services at Willowcreek with friends and family.
He recently posted online about his epic “man day” of cleaning his grill and prepping for Spring. He just returned from a birthday trip to Arizona where he soaked up the sun and took in some baseball…
Johnny also moonlighted as a lounge lizard. You could hear him sing wonderful Sinatra tunes at dinner at various spots in and around Chicagoland….mostly suburban spots like Vincitori in Westmont and others.
Johnny LIVED and loved. God Bless you Johnny. Say hi to the big man for us and ENJOY a bottle of red or a bottle of WHITE with him! You are missed dear friend.
Please come and help us celebrate his life on Tuesday 3-9 pm. At Johnson’s Funeral Home in Brookfield Il.