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Ronie Per Johanson

Ronie was born in 1946 to Sigvard and Fannie in Eskilstuna, Sweden. The family moved from Sweden and settled in Utah when he was young. He was one of eight (8) children.

He was in the United States Marine Corps (1966-1972), serving in Vietnam. Later, he served in the Air National Guard (1989-1995) in Desert Storm and Saudi Arabia.

In 1993 he proudly received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication at the University of Utah.
He worked as a truck driver for over 25 years working for Pride, Rapco and Interwest Transportation. He was employed with Questar doing security and has remained friends with many people he met along the way.

His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He was comfortable in any situation. Ronie’s signature “look” included a flannel shirt, 501’s and a cup of coffee. He loved breakfast food, camping, 4 wheeling, watching NCIS and CSI- all of them. He enjoyed a good BBQ or game night with friends and family. He made every effort to attend the many birthday parties that happen when you have lots of grandchildren.

Ronie is survived by his children; Sons, William (Carrie) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Ronie Darren of West Jordan, Utah; Chris (Toni) of West Valley, Utah; Robert (Suzzett) of West Jordan, UT and Daughters Jen (Jarred) McCarty of Farr West, Utah; and Jamie (Brandon) Russell of Grantsville, UT; 17 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 3 Step-Sons and their families. 4 brothers Ben, Brent, Leroy, Danny, 1 sister Anne Bates. He was preceded in death by his parents; Fannie and Sigvard, and Siblings; Carl and Kerstin.

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Tribute Wall for Ronie Johanson

  1. Tonya says:

    I worked with him at Pride . He had been a great friend . I pray for all his family .

  2. Harmony Weyland says:

    Such a beautiful obituary and a very handsome picture. I will miss you dearly, my uncle. May you rest in peace. Love you all.

  3. Lee and Paula Johanson says:

    We’re going to miss the card nights and BBQ’s we had together. We had a lot of fun together. Rest in peace, we’re going to miss you very much.

  4. Jacque Kimber says:

    I’m glad we were friends to the end. RIP my Viking Warior!

  5. Diane Shipp says:

    I had the pleasure of enjoying some of those card nights with him and Lee and Paula. Ronie was a hoot and such a fun man to be around. My condolences to his entire family. May he rest in peace.

    Diane Shipp

  6. Dan Johanson says:

    Hej Brosan,
    I have to confess of all my brothers you were defanently one of them.
    As we ponder our time with you and the fond memories we shared, I thank our Sweet Heavenly Father for allowing me to be your kid brother and our wonderful parents who raised us in a home of love and faith. Allowed us to follow our hearts and desires without any judgement of us.
    Dear Ronie. I know as the veil was parted you we embraced by mom and pop with mom simply saying nej men vad gör du här?
    We will miss you. We will be sad, but for a short while because as our faith in the Saviors love and sacrifice we too shall embrace and share new memories.
    All our love Dan Jenny and Family.
    PS. Thanks for the Fairlane

  7. Deb Hendrickson says:

    Dear, i cannot still believe you’re gone!! i truly don’t know where to begin, but i know one thing i’m missing you so very much and just know that you left me with so very many good memories and good times that i’ll cherish forever. You truly were a GREAT MAN and i know that you’re my guardian angel up above. You left me with such a void that i’m strugglin so hard to get through. Love ya dear!!

  8. Roger Jack says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  9. Richard Bensing says:

    Sleep well, shipmate. You will be missed.

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