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Gene Johnsrud

September 12, 1960 — November 7, 2022

Rock Valley, Iowa

Rock Valley, IA: Eugene "Gene" Johnsrud, 62, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Monday, November 7, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A funeral service will be held Friday, November 11, at 11:00 AM at Carmel Reformed Church of rural Rock Valley with Rev. Rog Voskuil officiating. The service will be livestreamed at Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Thursday, November 10, from 5:30-7:30 PM at Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley.


   Eugene Martin Johnsrud, son of Donna (Anderson) and Paul Lund, was born September 12, 1960, in Wisconsin. Gene grew up in Wisconsin where he graduated from high school. He was united in marriage with Judith Schiller on June 27, 1981. The couple made their home in Wisconsin and Gene worked various jobs. In 1992, the Johnsrud family moved to Salem, Oregon, and in 1994 the family settled in Rock Valley, Iowa. The last several years, Gene and Judy owned and operated JJ’s Valley Mart in Rock Valley.


   Gene was a “jack-of-all-trades”. He was both “book-smart” and “street-smart”, holding many life skills that helped him during his life. Gene loved his family and especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren. He also loved animals and restoring classic cars.


   Gene is survived by his wife of 41 years, Judy Johnsrud; 3 daughters, Paula (Ricky) Strait, Gina (Kelly) Rozeboom, and Lindsay (Chuck) Kor, all of Rock Valley; 8 grandchildren, Dallas Rozeboom, Cole (Dennica) Rozeboom, Austin (Courtney) Rozeboom, Jaxson Rozeboom, Cozyn Rozeboom, Ryan Strait, Tielyr Rozeboom, and Brittney (Zach) Bonnema; 4 great-grandchildren, Shawn, Rowen, Kolt, and Hennlie; 3 brothers, Sidney (Joyce) Johnsrud of Wyocena, Wisconsin, Howard Johnsrud of Markesan, Wisconsin, and Brad (Sue) Johnsrud of Fall River, Wisconsin; 6 siblings-in-law, Dick (Lynn) Schiller of Illinois, Dave (Kenetta) Schiller of Wisconsin, Pat (Don) Pomeroy of Arizona, JoAnn (Jeff) Ramsfield of Wisconsin, Pam Price of Wisconsin, and Dan (Jeanie) Schiller of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.


   He was preceded in death by his parents, Donna and Paul Lund; and parents-in-law, Harold and Marie Schiller.

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