December 11, 2012
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.