Carol was born in Teeds Grove, on March 8, 1936, the daughter of Albert and Helen Lass Rathje. She was the salutatorian of her graduating class at Sabula High School. Carol married Ralph Johnson on April 8, 1955, in Sabula. Ralph passed away in December of 1979. Carol had been employed at the Alverno from 1987 to 2012.
She loved attending all of her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s activities. She enjoyed playing cards, road trips with her friends and following the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs and Bears.
Carol is survived by four children, Danny Johnson, of Clinton, Diane (Galen) Peters, of Teeds Grove, Tammy (Dale) Diedrich, of Goose Lake and Scott (Cheryl) Johnson, of Davenport; 11 grandchildren, Jason (Joey) Johnson, Chad Peters, Sarah (Adam) Buchcuski, Eric (Chere) Peters, Amy (Richard) Brazile, Jarad (Karra) Diedrich, Joseph (Vanessa) Johnson, Angela (Neil) Rickertsen, Ace Diedrich, Dantley Johnson and Mallory Johnson; and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Norma; and a brother, John.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be left at papefh.com.