Roger F. Johanson

December 11, 2012

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Roger F. Johanson

Roger F. Johanson, age 73, was a lifelong resident of Issaquah. He passed away Dec. 1, 2012, at Issaquah Nursing and Rehab.

Roger was born June 1, 1939, in Snoqualmie Falls, to John and Doris (Severson) Johanson. Roger was raised in Preston and attended Preston Elementary School and Issaquah High School. His first job out of high school was working for Weyerhauser. Roger joined the U.S. Army in 1961, was stationed in Germany and honorably discharged in 1964. Following the service, he enjoyed a variety of jobs including driving trucks for Union Oil and Sutter Paving. He has also worked as a fishing guide in Waterfall, Alaska, and he finished his career working for Eastside Construction.

Roger married June Frances Peterson in Bellevue in May 1987. In his retirement, he had many hobbies, including fishing and gardening — especially tending to his roses —and he was a huge fan of any and all sports. Roger was also a member and officer with the Issaquah Eagles Aerie No. 3054. Of all his interests, Roger especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters Rylie, Karli and Kassi.

He is survived by his sons Jon Johanson, of Sedro Wooley, and Jason Johanson, of Colorado; daughter Becky Dargitz, of Maple Valley; and son Tim Meier, of Snoqualmie. He is also survived by his sisters Laraine Kepner and Eleanor Rutledge; his brother Earl Soderman; and six grandchildren, including his grandsons Jarred, Jessie and Joryn; and a host of extended family. Roger was preceded in death by his beloved wife June on Aug. 20, 2010. He will be laid to rest with her at Preston Cemetery.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Flintoft’s Funeral Chapel, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. A reception and celebration of his life will follow at the Issaquah Eagles, 175 Front St. N., Issaquah, WA 98027. Memorial donations in Roger’s memory are preferred to the Issaquah Eagles.

Friends are invited to view photos, share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

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