Roger Johansen

Roger Johansen

Tuesday, July 14th, 1936 Friday, October 11th, 2019

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Obituary for Roger Johansen

Roger Dale Johansen was born July 14, 1936 to Oliver and Ella Mae (Miner) Johansen in Friend, Nebraska, and passed away October 11, 2019 at the age of 83 years. He attended schools in Friend and graduated there in 1954.

He left the family farm at the age of 18 and moved to Wichita where he entered the aircraft business, working at Lear Jet, Cessna, and retiring from Boeing as a technical illustrator in 1999.

In 1958 he was married to LaVonna Pitts, and together they had 4 children.

Roger was a man of many interests and hobbies including the many forms of art that he created; photography, camping, traveling (especially the mountains of Colorado), sports, and was an avid western history buff. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist for 28 years.

After retirement, Roger and LaVonna were busy in the antique and collectible business, and he also worked for a local mortuary.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister Sharon.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years LaVonna; sons Greg (Teresa) Johansen, Mark (Darlene) Johansen, Tom (Kathy) Johansen, daughter Susie Johansen, all of Wichita; 11 grandchildren: Jessica Johansen, Laura Johansen, Samantha Stueder, Hollyann Johansen, Kaitlin Willcutt, Matt Haner, Andy Johansen, Nick Johansen, Eric Johansen, Garrett Lahar, Terra Hampel, 17 great-grandchildren, a sister, Karolyn Pospisil, cousins, and many friends.

He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Honor Flight,

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 14th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary - Mulvane
    501 SE Louis Blvd.
    Mulvane, KS
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    Monday, October 14th, 2019
    2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
    1550 N Chapel Hill St
    Wichita, Kansas
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    Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
    Reverend Jeff Gannon
  • Interment

    Mulvane Cemetery
    1605 E 119th St. S
    Mulvane, KS
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Tracy Janosik Daves

My deepest condolences for the loss of such a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of transition. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the video you created of him and the family. My love and hugs to each of you. Sincerely, Tracy Janosik Daves
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Sincerely, Mike & Carisa McPhail

So sorry for your family's loss. We send our condolences and prayers.
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Steve, Kayla and Bryce Fischer

To the family of Roger Johansen... So sorry for your loss and sorry we are out of town and unable to celebrate his life with you all.
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Steve, Kayla and Bryce Fischer purchased flowers for the family of Roger Johansen.
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Roberta Greenway

LaVonna and family lam so sorry for your loss. Roger was a very special man. May the Lord carry your burden and sorrow in the days to come. Lord be with this family as they say goodbye to Roger. Give them peace and comfort.
Roberta Greenway, Chickasha OK
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