Clifford ‘Roger’ Johnson, 78, of Marcus, Iowa passed away at Heartland Care Center on Friday, May 17, 2019. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 23 from 2-7 pm with the family present from 5-7 and a prayer service at 5 p.m. at the Earnest – Johnson Funeral Home in Marcus. A Memorial Service officiated by Father Bill McCarthy will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday May 24, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Holy Name Cemetery in Marcus, followed by lunch and fellowship in the Holy Name Catholic Church basement.
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Clifford Roger Johnson was born on November 23, 1940 in Cherokee County to Oscar and Norma (Riedmann) Johnson. He married Carol Norris on June 6, 1964 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City. Roger farmed in the Marcus area for many years. He was an avid sports fan who loved watching baseball and cheering on the Green Bay Packers and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He enjoyed many hobbies including golfing, camping, fishing, and bowling. Roger was an accomplished card player and especially loved playing Pinochle, Cribbage, and Euchre. Roger was happiest spending time with his family and attending all his grandson's sporting events.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Carol, children Renee and her husband Tom Rupp of Orange City, Kevin of Marcus, and Kyle of Monroe, IA, grandsons, Drew Rupp of Cedar Falls, IA, Derek Rupp of Rochester, MN, and Tyler Rupp of Sioux Falls, SD, and a sister-in-law, Kathy Johnson of Marcus.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Maynard, Donald, Harold, Dale and Lois.