In loving memory of

Roger Johnson
August 8, 1937 - June 26, 2020

Roger A. Johnson, 82, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Friday June 26, 2020 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
Funeral will be held on Wednesday July 1st at 2:00 PM Laufersweiler Funeral with Rev. John Elkin, officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Laufersweiler Funeral Home.
Survivors include wife Emerlinda Echevarria Johnson of Fort Dodge, sons Jim Johnson and his wife Barb of TX, Jeff Johnson and his wife Jan of Fort Dodge, Jerry Johnson of Webster City, daughter Joleen Stephenson and her husband Randy of Des Moines, grandchildren Kaleb Johnson and his wife Holly, Jeremiah Johnson, Gabe Johnson and his wife Natasha, Christopher Johnson, many great grandchildren, siblings Ramona DeVan, Mary Nelson, Sharon Metzger and Noble Leroy Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his parents Roger Noble and Katherine (Canfield) Johnson, grandson Benjamin Johnson, granddaughter Karla Heller, stepdaughter June Mason, siblings Pearl Jensen, Judy Blair and Karen Espe.
Roger Allen Johnson was born on August 8, 1937 in Webster City. He was raised and educated there. In 1956 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Westree and the couple made their home in Webster City. The couple were later divorced. In 1976, he was married to Emerlinda Echevarria and they made their home in Fort Dodge. Roger enjoyed watching westerns, fishing, playing pool, playing the harmonica, the guitar and singing.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


jeff johnson wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"This is not a sad day it is a celebration of life for a man that said what he meant and meant what he said.This was a man that would kick my bed at 5 AM. on Saturday mornings to go cat fishing.This was a man who loved life and lived it his way. This was a man that formed my personality to be a lot like him. This was a man that I called Dad. You will be missed Dad, love Jeff."

Mary M Nelson wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"I love my brother, Roger. I remember when I was a little girl he took me hunting with him and put me on his shoulders. Before he got ready to shoot he set me in a tree and said Mert (that's what he called me) you stay here. He was always watching out for me. When we returned home mom asked us where we had been and I replied, ?hunting with my big brother Rog.? I love him and I will miss him. One day we all will be together. Love baby sister, Mary M, Nelson "

Sherry Hohensee wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Jim, Jeff, Jolene ,Jerry and families we are sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Praying for the heavenly father to wrap his arms around you during this difficult time and bring comfort ,strength for each of you in the days ahead. I remember stories my mom used to tell about when they were kids, some pretty funny! God Bless Ken and Sherry Hohensee and family "

Kathie Wagoner wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Uncle Roger, I will always remember you by the picture of you and myself at grandpa & grandmas with you trying to show me how to play the guitar; I think I was 14. Rest easy now and tell grandpa and grandma hello from kitten. My sympathies & prayers to Jolene, Jim, Jeff and Jerry and their families. Love Kathie Wagoner & Family"

Don, Paris and Jaxon McNelly wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Our sympathies to Joleen. Jim, Jeff and Jerry. Hugs & Prayers!"

Carrie DeVan wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"He was the best big brother you could ever have.. I will carry him in my heart. He knew Jesus was his lord and Saviour and I know he is at home and at peace. Love your baby sister Ramona DeVan"

Carrie DeVan wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"My Uncle Roger was a funny man, he loved his family, loved to hunt and fish. He taught me how to wash my hands properly when I was 4. He even follwed me to school in his car to make sure I got there ok. Sending all my love to his family."

Karen Walters wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will keep all his family in my prayers??"