Eugene "Gene" Johnson
Eugene "Gene" Earl Johnson, 81, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at his home after a yearlong battle with cancer. Visitation will be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, at the Lutheran Church
of the Resurrection, 3500 29th Ave., Marion, Iowa, followed by a luncheon. Interment will held at 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
Gene was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, the son of Marion and Hannah (Wolf) Johnson. Gene grew up in Strawberry Point and was a graduate of Strawberry Point High School. After graduation he began working at Collins Radio and then went into the Navy Reserves serving honorably for two years.
Gene married Beverly Linderwell on June 11, 1959, in Walker, Minn., and lived in Cedar Rapids the rest of his life. Gene was a loyal employee for Rockwell Collins and worked as a supervisor from 1955 until 1999. He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection for many years. After retirement, Gene and Bev spent 18 winters at Palm Shadows in Donna, Texas.
A few of Gene's passions were fishing, golfing, gardening and spending time with his beloved family. He considered his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren his greatest legacy and enjoyed visiting them often.
Gene is survived by his loving wife, Beverly; his children, Kim (Nick) Cappussi, Robin (Tom) Kenney, Shannon Johnson, Kelly (Tammy) Johnson and Chad Johnson; eight beloved grandchildren, Kevin (Dana) Johnson, Nicholas (Bekka) Cappussi, Krystal (Brent) Klostermann, Christopher (Valerie) Cappussi, Travis Johnson, Emily Johnson, Jeannette Johnson and Logan Johnson; and six great-grandchildren.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Hannah Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center or Boys and Girls Club of Cedar Rapids.
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