Carol L. Johnson, 84, of Sioux City, IA passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at home.
Services will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 11 am at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church located at 5200 Glenn Ave. in Sioux City, IA. Burial will be at Belden, NE cemetery following the service. Visitation will be held Friday, July 8th, at Meyer Brothers Chapel Morningside location in Sioux City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm with a 7 pm prayer service. Online condolences may be offered at www.meyerbroschapels.com
Carol was born on February 27, 1938, on the family farm near Laurel, NE to Gunnar and Ellen Johnson. She attended country school and graduated from Laurel High School. Carol attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, MN. She also attended Wayne State College, Rockford College - Rockford IL, Northern Illinois, University, Dekalb, IL, and the University of Illinois - Chicago.
Carol worked in Education Administration for Rockford College. She was a substitute teacher in Chicago. Carol later moved to St. Paul Minnesota where she was an administrative assistant in the doctorate department for Luther Seminary. Carol retired and moved to Sioux City, IA to be near family.
Carol loved to travel. Some of her favorite trips were to Greece, Egypt, Africa, and the Holy Land. Carol also visited Sweden 3 times where many family members remain. Carol loved reading non-fiction, writing, was interested in politics, liked cooking, walking, camping, and visiting family and friends.
Carol was active in the Illinois Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, the Educational Resource Workshop Team, and Womanspace, in Rockford, Illinois. She was on the Board of Directors of the ARC Retreat Center in Cambridge, Minnesota. Carol was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Sioux City, where she provided leadership for the Library Board Committee, a women’s Circle, and Bible Study.
Carol is proceeded in death by her parents and her brother, Ardell Johnson. She is survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Johnson of Battle Creek, NE, her niece Marie Johnson, Norfolk, NE and nephews Paul Johnson, Battle Creek, NE, Patrick Johnson, Norfolk, NE, Philip Johnson, Lincoln, NE, and David (Beth) Johnson and family, Montoursville, PA, and many cousins in America and Sweden. She will be forever remembered for the importance of keeping the Swedish family connected to the American side and her loving heart.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church.