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Roger Dean Johnson

Cedar Rapids

Roger D. Johnson, 71, passed away on April 5, 2020, at his daughter's home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was cremated at Murdoch Funeral Homes & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Roger was born in Webster City, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 1948, the son of Howard F. and Theda Kennedy Johnson. He graduated high school in Webster City and continued his education at Northwest Missouri State College. In June 1973, he married Mary Hantleman of Fenton, Iowa. They were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Oelwein, Iowa. Roger and Mary were longtime residents of Independence, Iowa, where Roger worked for many years at Bank Iowa. Roger was active in the Buchanan County Wildlife Association and the Buchanan County Red Cross. He could be found many days having lunch at the Buttermilk Cafe. He also was a lifelong Iowa Hawkeyes fan. After Mary passed away in January 2019, Roger went to live in Cedar Rapids with his daughter, Christine.
Roger is survived by his daughter, Christine, and granddaughter, Leanna, both of Cedar Rapids; a brother, Terry (Peg) Johnson of Spencer, Iowa; and a niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, in January 2019; and his parents, Howard, in 1992, and Theda in 2006.
Memorials may be made to his estate in care of Bank Iowa, Attn: Trish, P.O. Box 229, Independence, IA 50644.
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