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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Robert Eugene Johnson

July 18, 1939February 4, 2020
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Robert Eugene Johnson, 80, of Eldridge, IA passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by family.

Services will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel at 10 am, with visitation Monday, February 10, from 4–7 pm. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Robert was born July 18, 1939 to Elmer and Lenora (Wise) Johnson in Manly, IA. He was united in marriage to Marcia Tomlinson September 19, 1959 in Manly, IA.

Robert grew up on a farm, and farmed until joining the military. He worked at Alcoa, retiring in 2001 after 37 years. He loved camping, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. He had a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his plane with family and friends. Robert proudly served in the Army. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was known as Mr. Fix-It to everyone. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Marcia; children, Kim (Tony) Gates and Rod (Kristi) Johnson; sisters, Gen Grube and Linda Johnson; brothers, Leroy Johnson and Dennis Johnson; grandchildren: Nate (Rachel) Little, Brad (Amanda) Little, Jessica (Alex) Lenstra, Tyler Little, Emili Johnson, Kaili Johnson, Andrew Chapman, Josh (Jill) Chapman, Jay Gates and Gretchen Gates; and great-grandchildren: Shane, Oliver, Ellie, Arabella, Addison and Zaydon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ann Aguilara.

  • FAMILY

  • Elmer Johnson, Father (deceased)
  • Lenora (Wise) Johnson, Mother (deceased)
  • Marcia (Tomlinson) Johnson, Wife
  • Kim Gates (Tony), Daughter
  • Rod Johnson (Kristi), Son
  • Gen Grube, Sister
  • Linda Johnson, Sister
  • Leroy Johnson, Brother
  • Dennis Johnson, Brother
  • Nate Little (Rachel), Grandchild
  • Brad Little (Amanda), Grandchild
  • Jessica Lenstra (Alex), Grandchild
  • Tyler Little, Grandchild
  • Emili Johnson, Grandchild
  • Kaili Johnson, Grandchild
  • Andrew Chapman, Grandchild
  • Josh Chapman (Jill), Grandchild
  • Jay Gates, Grandchild
  • Gretchen Gates, Grandchild
  • Ann Aguilara, Sister (deceased)
  • Also left to cherish his memory are great-grandchildren: Shane, Oliver, Ellie, Arabella, Addison, and Zaydon.
  • DONATIONS

  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Biography

Robert Eugene Johnson, 80, of Eldridge, IA passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. Services will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in the Runge Mortuary Chapel at 10 am, with visitation Monday, February 10, from 4–7 pm. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Robert was born July 18, 1939 to Elmer and Lenora (Wise) Johnson in Manly, IA. He was united in marriage to Marcia Tomlinson September 19, 1959 in Manly, IA. Robert grew up on a farm, and farmed until joining the military. He worked at Alcoa, retiring in 2001 after 37 years. He loved camping, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family. He had a pilot’s license and enjoyed flying his plane with family and friends. Robert proudly served in the Army. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and was known as Mr. Fix-It to everyone. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Marcia; children, Kim (Tony) Gates and Rod (Kristi) Johnson; sisters, Gen Grube and Linda Johnson; brothers, Leroy Johnson and Dennis Johnson; grandchildren: Nate (Rachel) Little, Brad (Amanda) Little, Jessica (Alex) Lenstra, Tyler Little, Emili Johnson, Kaili Johnson, Andrew Chapman, Josh (Jill) Chapman, Jay Gates and Gretchen Gates; and great-grandchildren: Shane, Oliver, Ellie, Arabella, Addison and Zaydon. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Ann Aguilara.