ROBERT E. (BOB) JOHANSON
BADGER — Robert E. (Bob) Johanson of Kansas City, MO, passed away April 22, 2019. Bob was born March 28, 1930, on a farm near Badger, Iowa to Naomi Davis and Swedish immigrant, Samuel Johanson. As a child he attended Blossom Hill, a one room school near Badger
Bob graduated from Fort Dodge High School. He was drafted during the Korean War and while serving in Germany, played semi pro baseball. Upon his return he worked at the Badger Cooperative grain elevator becoming the youngest farm cooperative manager in Iowa. Being contacted by Iowa State, he helped develop a curriculum for agriculture business marketing industries.
Bob married June Hovey in 1955 and they lived in Ames, Iowa. He graduated from ISU while managing a grain elevator at Jewell and later Iowa Falls, Iowa.
In 1961 he moved to Kansas City to work at Farmland Industries establishing a management consulting division. He retired in 1988 as an executive vice president.
A longtime member of Village Presbyterian Church, he served as a deacon and Stephen Minister. He was a long time participant in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bible study.
He is survived by June, his wife of 63 years, children Kimberly, Kyle (Terri), Grant (Kristina) and Laura (Brian) Fay. Bob will also be remembered fondly by his 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister Velma, brother Donavon and his parents.
The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 16t h at 2:00 p.m. at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. To view full obituary and express condolences, please visit www.kccremation.com.