Graveside Services with Military Honors: Monday, March 6, 2023, 11:00 A.M., Tabor Cemetery, 26502 Waubonsie Avenue, Tabor, Iowa. Military Honors provided by the Harvey T. Rimel Post #141 Glenwood American Legion, VFW Post 7064 Tabor, Iowa and the U.S. Army.
Ronnie Romaine Johansen, 75 of Glenwood, Iowa entered into eternal rest on February 28, 2023. He was the fifth of seven children born on November 18, 1947 to Earl and Lucille (Trewitt) Johansen in rural Logan, Harrison County Iowa. In 1961, the family moved to Glenwood, Iowa where Ronnie attended school, met new friends and enjoyed his teenage years.
Ronnie was married to Sharon Lea (Troutman) Kruse on July 31, 1965. Sharon, along with her 2 year old son Lohn and friends Donna Messinger and Judy Delavan were all killed in a tragic car accident. Ronnie served his country in the United States Army from 1967-1969. He reported to Fort Bliss, Texas for basic training and served one year of active duty in Vietnam. While home on leave, Ronnie met Janice Garrett from Bartlett, Iowa. The last five months of service was spent at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Ronnie and Janice were united in marriage on August 8, 1969 at the Bartlett Christian Church. Ronnie farmed for many years in Glenwood and surrounding areas for Erman Huffman. Following Erman’s death in 1989, Ronnie began working for the City of Glenwood in the Public Works Department until retiring in 2009. Ronnie was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He always took great pride in his work, family and home.
Preceding Ronnie in passing were his parents, first wife Sharon, wife Janice Johansen, infant daughter Ronelle Ray Johansen; sister Beverly Bolton, brothers-in-law Ron Veasey and Dickie Severn.
Survivors include his sons Eric (Roni) Johansen and their children Creightion, Rossalyne, Audrina, Berlinn, Daxtyn and Sterling of Glenwood, Iowa; Aaron (Kara) Johansen and their children Shyanne, Jaren, Braydon and Emma of Council Bluffs, Iowa; brother Gary Johansen; sisters Earlene Veasey; Shirley (Bob) Wilson; Glenda Severn; Norma Manning; brother-in-law Pete Bolton; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial donations may be directed to the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Association or Bartlett Community Church, rural Thurman, Iowa.
Uncle Ronnie you are the best and will be truly missed Rest In Peace 🙏 ❤
I am so sorry for your loss.
Sincerest Sympathy to Ronnie’s family & friends.
So sorry for your loss. Ronnie is happy that he’s with Janice.
Our Hearts and Prayers are with all of Ronnie & Janice’s Dear Family. Ronnie was always a Dear Friend of Ours and we are deeply saddened. We truly enjoyed Ronnie on Bowling trips and Midwest Lanes. Ronnie had quite a hook too, and bowled very well . He will be sadly missed as Ronnie is now walking with the Good Lord in the Garden of Heaven.
Dan & Sandy Benscoter
Detroit Lakes Minnesota
Our condolences to all the family and friends.
Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Sarah and Jim Biermann
I am sadden to hear of the passing of Ronnie, prayers are sent
Tom has such good memories of Uncle Ronnie’s farm with his cousins. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eric and Aaron and the whole family, and we hope your memories will be a comfort.
Tom and Rosie Veasey
Eric, Aaron and families,
So very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. It is always too soon to lose the ones we love. He and your mom were so special to so many people. Hugs to both of you. I wish I had been able to be there for you both in person, but know that I will be thinking of all of you this morning. Remember to take care of your selves as well.
Eric, Aaron and family- So sorry to hear about Uncle Ronnie’s passing. So thankful we had a great visit before we moved last summer. Thinking of you and take care.