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Roger Eugene Johnson

July 14, 1928 — September 15, 2022

Roger Eugene Johnson, 94, of Iowa City, formerly of Sioux City, IA, passed away at Lantern Park Specialty

Care in Coralville on September 15, 2022.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 6:00 PM at Lensing’s Oak Hill, 210 Holiday

Road, Coralville. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Burial will be in

Audubon, Iowa at Maple Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM with visitation

to begin at 12:00 noon to 1:30 P.M. at Kessler Funeral Home, 515 S. Division Street, Audubon. In lieu of flowers,

memorial donations in Roger’s name may be made to an animal rescue charity of your choice.

Roger was born on July 14, 1928 in Omaha, Nebraska to Clarence and Anna (Larsen) Johnson. He grew

up helping his father farm in the Exira, Iowa area and later in rural Panora, IA. Roger graduated as

Valedictorian of his class at Exira High School at age 16. Roger met his future wife, (Deloris Christensen),

in the Exira area and they later married in March, 1951 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The couple enjoyed

48 memorable years of marriage before Deloris passed away in 1999.

Roger attended Iowa State University and graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy. Roger then worked

for John Hancock Life Insurance Company for approximately 44 years as a loan agent for large

agricultural operations and businesses. He retired as a Regional Loan Agent for the Midwest Region.

After his wife’s death, Roger moved from Sioux City to Iowa City. He enjoyed building a new home and

especially enjoyed selecting various plants and trees for his yard. He was a regular attendee at Iowa City

West High School sporting events, cheering on his grandsons’ football, baseball, and track teams. Roger

and his daughter regularly attended Sharpless Auctions and enjoyed searching for antique china and

Aladdin Lamps.

Roger was a member of New Horizons Methodist Church in Coralville and was an active member of the

Finance Committee.

Roger is survived by his four children Gene (Linda) Johnson of Klamath Falls, OR, Janice (William) Fisher

of Iowa City, IA, Gary Johnson of Studio City, CA, and Kent (Kim) Johnson of North Barrington, IL; four

grandchildren, Scott Fisher (Abbey) of North Carolina, Kurt Fisher (Marisa) of Nebraska, Blaire Tannehill

(Tom) of Texas, and Dru Zuest (Garrett) of California. He also has 7 great-grandchildren, Avery and

Carter Fisher, Whitney and Colin Fisher, Taylor and Trevor Zuest, and Brynn Tannehill.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and great-granddaughter, Lauren Fisher.

The family of Roger Eugene Johnson appreciates the many expressions of sympathy and concern. Everyone is invited to meet with the family for food and fellowship at Waspy’s in Audubon following the committal.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Roger Eugene Johnson, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Kessler Funeral Homes, Inc. - Audubon

515 South Division Street, Audubon, IA 50025

Graveside Service to follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Maple Grove Cemetery

, Audubon, IA 50025

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Maple Grove Cemetery

, Audubon, IA 50025

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