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Rose Marie Johnson

March 16, 1935 — August 21, 2023

Sioux City

Rose Marie Johnson, 88 of Sioux City, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023 at a local nursing facility, comforted by family and friends. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 26, 2023 at Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, Nebraska with Reverend Michael Awe officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service time at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield, Nebraska. Arrangements are under the direction of Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to 

Rose was born on March 16, 1935 in Wakefield, Nebraska to Frederick and Rosa (Dellin) Roeber.  Rose married Donald Johnson on March 16, 1952 at Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne, Nebraska.  The couple made their home in South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Sioux City, Iowa over the years. She was the Assistant Activities Director at Matney Nursing Home for years and in her later years, she worked at Valentino’s.

Rose was a proud member of Hope Lutheran Church in South Sioux City.  She enjoyed spending time with her large family, stock car races, watching Westerns, doing crossword puzzles, and being on her iPad.

Memorials may be offered in Rose’s name to the Humane Society or Hope Lutheran Church.

Rose is survived by four sons, Dallas (Linda) Johnson of Sioux City, Darrin (Suzanne) Johnson of Sioux City, Kevin (Tracy) Johnson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Kent Johnson of Elkton, South Dakota; daughter, Jan (Douglas) Persinger of Springfield, Illinois; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and special friend and roommate, Diana (James) Jepsen and family.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; son, Douglas Johnson; great-grandson, Joshua VanDorn, Jr.; and siblings, Bernita, Milford, Lloyd, and Delbert.

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