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Roger W. Johnson

Roger W. Johnson Roger W. Johnson


Roger W. Johnson, 72, of Gilman, passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 at Aspirus Hospital, Medford. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, at Zion Lutheran Church, Gilman, with Rev. Gary Paul officiating. Burial followed in Meadowbrook Cemetery. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Gilman Funeral Home and again on Monday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born on July 14, 1948 in Owatonna, Minn. to the late Woodrow and Veola (Jensen) Johnson. Roger grew up in Clarks Grove, Minn. and in 1958 his family moved to a farm in the town of Ford. Roger attended Gilman High. He married Sandra Jones on Aug. 21, 1971.

Roger worked at the Cornell Corporation for a time then started to farm with his father. He also drove milk truck for Brian Drangle. After he stopped farming he started at Jeld-Wen where he retired from after 26 years. He had a passion for hunting with his brothers and enjoyed his grandsons’ baseball games, hunting, being outside, gardening, time with family and friends, enjoyed camping with the kids when they were younger and always enjoyed the grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra of Gilman; three sons, Greg (Charlene) Johnson of Lublin, Gary (Brandi) Johnson of Eau Claire and Matt Johnson of Gilman; two grandchildren, Makayla and Isaac; and two brothers, Paul (Bonnie) Johnson and Don (Alta) Johnson, both of Gilman.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Robert and Lowell.

Gilman Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Paid Obituary 97113