Eugene (Gene) Glen Johansen was born to Leo & Elise (Petersen) Johansen on his parents' farm west of Hamlin on April 4, 1945 and died Aug. 8, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines at the age of 68.
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He graduated from Audubon High with the class of 1963. On Oct. 26, 1963 he married Mary Lou Rasmussen. They had three sons, Casey, Chris and Rob.
He was in the trucking business for many years. He was honored by being Driver of the Year for Freymiller Trucking in California. He loved working in his garden and helping the Chambers in his retirement. He was always glad when his friends stopped to visit. He had many stories and of course they were obligated to hear some of them many times.
Eugene is survived by his wife Mary Lou and three sons, Casey (Kathy), Chris (Jill), Rob (Sonia); grandchildren: Brittany Johansen, Adam Heege, Jacob Johansen; Beau Johansen, Kaitlyn Johansen, Connor Johansen, Tyler Johansen and Aubrey Johansen; his sister, Shari Bruun, his brother, Charles Johansen; his mother-in-law, Ethel Rasmussen, his sisters-in-law, Patty (Don) Matthews and Gloria (Paul) Melsha; plus many relatives and friends.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23, 2013