Sigvard Benno “Ben” Johanson

08/30/1938 - 03/14/2019
Service Date: 03/22/2019
Service Time: 11:00am
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Del Rio 2nd Ward, 1280 West Del Rio Street, Chandler, Arizona 85224
Visitation Date: 03/22/2019
Visitation Time: 10:00am
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Del Rio 2nd Ward, 1280 West Del Rio Street, Chandler, Arizona 85224
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery, 1212 North Center Street, Mesa, Arizona 85201

Sigvard Benno “Ben” Johanson, 80, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2019 in Mesa, Arizona. He was born to Sigvard and Fanny Johanson in Eskilstuna, Sweden in 1938. Ben lived a long, happy life full of love and laughter.

Ben immigrated with his parents to the United States at the age of 10, and moved to Salt Lake City, UT. The family moved to Idaho Falls, ID when he was 11 years old. While there, Ben helped his father with his bricklaying business. The family moved back to Salt Lake City one year later, where he continued to help with bricklaying. As a teenager, his family moved to California where his father became too ill to work. Due to his father’s illness, Ben was pulled out of school to help support his parents and siblings by working as a delivery driver. He was able to obtain his high school diploma while living in CA.

Ben started his driving career as a city bus driver and then as a tour bus driver, driving cross country to Church Historical sights. He then became a long haul semi-truck driver, driving for over 40 years. Ben “never worked a day in his life,” because he enjoyed his job and viewed it as a vacation every day.

Ben also served an honorable mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Norway for 3 years. He was married to his beautiful wife, Inger Johansson, for 51 years. He was a perfect example of a good husband and father.

Ben and Inger retired to Arizona in 2006, where they enjoyed their last 13 years together. Ben is survived by his wife, Inger; children, Jill (Jason), Aaron, Jared (Rachel), Julie (Sam), Holly, and Zane; and 14 grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, March 22, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 1280 West Del Rio Street, Chandler, Arizona 85224, with a visitation beginning one hour prior to the service, at 10:00am. For more information, please visit www.bunkerfuneral.com.

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  • Thanks for that. After knowing you Zane im sure your Dad was a hell of a man..all my prayers are with you and your family.

  • Cheryl A. Terry

    Jill and family! I will always cherish the fun times I spent at your home in Enterprise. Losing a Dad is so hard but God only takes the best! Much love to all of you

  • All my love to Aunt inger, and her six beautiful children. I miss all the family gatherings with my mom (Bonnie) and dad (Carl). We had so much fun with our extended family, and our prayers are always with you.

  • I’ve always felt that Uncle Ben was the glue to keep this Johanson family together. Always reaching out to everyone, checking on the Folks and their kids. Makes me so sad that we won’t be able to attend the funeral services, but I can’t help but smile with a happy heart, of the Family reunion going on up in Heaven… His big loving heart and large open arms will be missed by all. My love goes out to everyone…

  • I know how hard it is to lose your father. You were blessed with a great dad and your character shows he brought you up right. My prayers are with you.

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