In Memory of Roger Lee Johannsen
Died: September 9, 2017
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Schleswig, Iowa. Rev. Merle F. Mahnken will officiate; with Committal Services following in the Morgan Township Cemetery of Schleswig, Iowa. A Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Roger Lee Johannsen, 82, of Ida Grove, Iowa, was born on August 7, 1935, the son of Allan and Theresa (Hansen) Johannsen. He passed away at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, IA, on September 9, 2017.
Roger was born in the Hartley Hospital of Battle Creek, Iowa. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Schleswig, Iowa, where he was a lifetime member.
Roger received his education at a country school and at Schleswig Community School, graduating with the class of 1953. Following high school, Roger worked as a farmhand assisting many farmers.
On March 10, 1957, Roger was united in marriage to Edna Mae Kastner, their union was blessed with four children Terri, Trudi, Trenda, and Tory.
Roger loved his job, farming and feeding livestock. He lived his lifetime devoted to his farming vocation. Roger and Edna Mae retired from farming after 48 years and lived on the farmstead for 52 years south of Arthur before they moved to Ida Grove in 2009. Roger enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, fishing, hunting, camping trips and reading.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents Allan and Theresa Johannsen; son Tory Johannsen in 2013; brother Dale Johannsen; in-laws Lenard and Edna Kastner; niece Peggy Winsor; and nephew Mark Winsor.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Edna Mae (Kastner) Johannsen of Ida Grove, IA; children Terri (Kevin) Carstensen of Odebolt, IA, Trudi (Mark) Gronemeyer of Tulsa, OK; Trenda (Bob) Magee of Townsend, MT; daughter-in-law Joni Johannsen of Storm Lake, IA; grandchildren: Distie (Seth) Profit of London, UK, Charise (Rory) Flynn of Des Moines, IA, Durel (Kasey Jo) Carstensen of Lake Crystal, MN, Kari (Ian) Ceicys of Boston, MA, Patrick (Desirae) Gronemeyer of Steamboat Springs, CO, Chandler (Thad) Subra of Portland, OR, Chance Johannsen of Ames, IA, Berkley Johannsen of Storm Lake, IA, and Brogan Johannsen of Storm Lake, IA; step-grandchildren Tracy (Eric) Lund of Parkland, FL, and Mechele (Stacy) Behrman of Lake Lotawana, MO; great-grandchildren: twins Peyton and Zachary Profit, Jadyn Flynn, Conley and Devon (twins), August Carstensen, and two babies on the way; step great-grandchildren Skylar and Summer Lund, Trace and Lauren Kelley, and Elyssa, Shane, Troy and Cody Behrman; sisters Lorna (Kenneth) Winsor Denison, IA and Myrna Johannsen of California; sisters-in-law Janet Johannsen of St. Louis, MO, Donna (Gerald) Meeves of Schleswig, IA, and Delores Nemitz of Kiron, IA; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
10:30 a.m., Wednesday,
September 13, 2017
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Reverend Merle F. Mahnken
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday,
September 12, 2017
Christensen ~ Van Houten
Ida Grove, Iowa
Marlene Hight, Organist
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
Morgan Township Cemetery
Sorry to hear of Roger's passing, Always enjoyed chatting with him at the Denison sale barn
when he came down. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Sherrie A. Noble(Ian Ceicy' mom)”