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Carol Jean Johnson


Posted By: Cindy (email)
Date: 12/8/2019 at 22:30:27

Carol Jean Johnson, 77, of Winthrop, Iowa entered into her eternal rest on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, Iowa following a short cancer illness.

Carol Jean Whitaker was born November 8, 1942 at Zearing, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Doris Reed Whitaker. She attended the local schools and graduated from Zearing High School with the class of 1960. She attended the University of Iowa the following year.

Carol was united in marriage to K. C. Johnson on December 25, 1965, at Le Grand, Iowa. They moved to Winthrop where Carol worked at the East Buchanan Schools as the Superintendent Secretary for 16 years. She then helped K.C. in their Taxidermy business and spent summers at Leech Lake near Walker, MN, operating a fishing guide service, Johnson’s Launch. After K.C.’s tragic death on April 27, 1997, Carol worked as a bookkeeper for McElroy’s Food Service in Winthrop. She retired about five years ago, and spending time on her beautiful flower gardens, traveling and going to concerts with her good friend, Ann Myers.

Survivors include her son, Michael (Diane) Johnson of Jesup, IA; two granddaughters: Carlie Ann (Jason) Myers and Breanne Marie (Austin) Pink; twin great grandsons, McCoy and Caden Pink; her brother, Dennis (Sue) Whitaker of Nevada, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents and husband, K.C. Johnson.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 in the Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop with Pastor Sue Ann Raymond officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home to share stories and memories with her family.
Inurnment of her cremains will take place at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, December 12, 2019, at Lincoln Township Cemetery in Zearing, Iowa.


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