OBITUARY

Roy Carl Johnson

October 5, 1922November 24, 2018
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Roy Carl Johnson, 96, departed Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Des Moines Veteran’s Administration Hospice. Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time.

Roy was born October 5, 1922 in Albert City, IA. He served in WWII for the Army Air Corps as a First Lieutenant. Roy piloted a B-25 bomber on 40 successful missions over the Alps and Brenner Pass. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Air Medal, and Purple Heart.

Roy received his bachelor’s degree from the Buena Vista University and his master’s degree from Purdue University. He spent the majority of his career in education as a physics and math teacher and principal.

Roy is survived by his wife of 72 years, Janice (Gibbons) Johnson, son, Randall Roy Johnson; daughter, Elise (Paul) Cousineau; grandchildren, Trevor Johnson, Taralyn (Noah) Iseton, and Lyssa (Joseph) Naron; great grandchildren, Sid, Suri, Sweden, and Sya; and one brother, Don Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Central Iowa Veterans Administration Health Care System, 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310 (Hospice Program) or to the Air Force Association, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209 (a donation form is available at www.afa.org).

  • FAMILY

  • Roy is survived by his wife of 72 years, Janice (Gibbons) Johnson, son, Randall Roy Johnson; daughter, Elise (Paul) Cousineau; grandchildren, Trevor Johnson, Taralyn (Noah) Iseton, and Lyssa (Joseph) Naron; great grandchildren, Sid, Suri, Sweden, and Sya; and one brother, Don Johnson.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Neal Cave
  • Bill Gibbons
  • Tom Hargen
  • Brian Johnson
  • Scott Johnson
  • Tom Johnson

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 27, 2018
REMEMBERING

Roy Carl Johnson

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Robert Bourdeau

November 27, 2018

Élise.
With our sympathy to you and your family.
On this occasion, the following memento comes to mind; we want to share it with you:
"When someone leaves us it does not mean that everything is finished but rather that everything is complete"
May the memories keep you going.
Diane and Robert Bourdeau.


Nicole Bourdeau

November 26, 2018

Dear Elise,
I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Roy only twice, but I will remember him as a smiling, happy-looking man. My deepest sympathies to you, your mother, Randall, Lyssa, Paul and family.
Nicole

Elise Cousineau

November 26, 2018

My Dad was a kind and happy man. He never raised his voice. He was never mean. So many times I heard, "Your Dad is so cute!" He was best known for his smile and his devotion to my Mom. He is so missed.

Louise Rocque

November 26, 2018

Dear Elise - I was sad to hear the news about your father’s passing. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family in this painful moment, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Cousin Louise.

Bill & Pam Gibbons

November 25, 2018

We remember Uncle Roy taking us downstairs to show us his new gadgets and invention s. It was fun to see what he was working on and to listen to him explain how they worked. Roy always had a smile on his face. We will truly miss him and his smile.

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Biography

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Roy Carl Johnson, 96, departed Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Des Moines Veteran’s Administration Hospice. Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at McLaren’s Chapel in West Des Moines with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time.

Roy was born October 5, 1922 in Albert City, IA. He served in WWII for the Army Air Corps as a First Lieutenant. Roy piloted a B-25 bomber on 40 successful missions over the Alps and Brenner Pass. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Silver Star, Air Medal, and Purple Heart.

Roy received his bachelor’s degree from the Buena Vista University and his master’s degree from Purdue University. He spent the majority of his career in education as a physics and math teacher and principal.

Roy is survived by his wife of 72 years, Janice (Gibbons) Johnson, son, Randall Roy Johnson; daughter, Elise (Paul) Cousineau; grandchildren, Trevor Johnson, Taralyn (Noah) Iseton, and Lyssa (Joseph) Naron; great grandchildren, Sid, Suri, Sweden, and Sya; and one brother, Don Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Central Iowa Veterans Administration Health Care System, 3600 30th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310 (Hospice Program) or to the Air Force Association, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209 (a donation form is available at www.afa.org).