Johansen, Gerald (Jerry)

Gerald (Jerry) Johansen Clarinda, Iowa Gerald J. (Jerry) was born to Niels and Ione (DeVol) Johansen in Omaha Nebraska. Jerry was a proud Benson High School Bunny, and Nebraska football fan. After high school Jerry served his country proudly in Korea. Jerry worked for the Union Pacific Railroad in the marketing and sales department and retired to pursue his love of the outdoors, camping and motorcycles. Jerry knew no strangers. Jerry passed away October 6, 2019 at Goldenrod Manor in Clarinda, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, Niels and Ione and brother Philip of Omaha. Jerry is survived by his wife Joyce (Vance) of Clarinda, IA; sons Jeffrey (Jodee) of St. Petersburg, FL., Christian (Gabriele) of Greenwood, IN, Erik (Missy) of Urbandale, IA, Nicholas (Lisa) of Essex, IA, sister Shirley Walker of Spencer, IA 6 grandchildren, 2 great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews and beloved pets. A funeral service was held October 12, 2019 at 3pm with a visitation one-hour prior. Memorials can be made to the Clarinda Humane Society in his name. Walker-Merrick-Eickemeyer Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.

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