Obituary: Robert Johnson


A funeral service for Robert Eugene Johnson, 80, of Eldridge, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the Runge Mortuary Chapel, Davenport. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the mortuary.

Mr. Johnson died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, at his home.

Robert Johnson was born July 18, 1939, in Manly, Iowa, the son of Elmer and Lenora (Wise) Johnson.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He married Marcia Tomlinson on Sept. 19, 1959, in Manly.

He retired from Alcoa in 2001 after 37 years of service.

His hobbies were camping, riding his motorcycle, spending time with his family, flying his plane with family and friends, watching NASCAR, and fixing things.

Survivors include his wife; his children, Kim (Tony) Gates and Rod (Kristi) Johnson; his grandchildren, Nate (Rachel) Little, Brad (Amanda) Little, Jessica (Alex) Lenstra, Tyler Little, Emili Johnson, Kali Johnson, Andrew Chapman, Josh (Jill) Chapman, Jay Gates, and Gretchen Gates; six great-grandchildren; his sisters, Gen Grube and Linda Johnson; and his brothers, Leroy Johnson and Dennis Johnson.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Aguilara.

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