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Carol L. Johnson

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Carol L. Johnson, 84, Sioux City, Iowa, died July 3, 2022, at her residence.

Services were July 9 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Sioux City.

Burial was at Belden Cemetery following the service. Visitation and a prayer service were July 8 at Meyer Brothers Chapel, Morningside, Sioux City.

Carol was born Feb. 27, 1938, on the family farm near Laurel, to Gunnar and Ellen Johnson. She attended country school and graduated from Laurel High School. Carol attended Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, Minn.; Wayne State College, Wayne; Rockford College, Rockford, Ill.; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; and the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Carol worked in Education Administration for Rockford College and was a substitute teacher in Chicago. Carol later moved to St. Paul, Minn., where she was an administrative assistant in the doctorate department for Luther Seminary. When Carol retired, she moved to Sioux City 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 three 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 an active member of the Church of the Illinois Synod of the Lutheran Church in America: Educational Resource Workshop Team, Womanspace in Rockford. She was on the Board of Directors of the ARC Retreat Center, Cambridge, Minn., and was most recently involved with St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Sioux City, where she was head of the Library Board Committee, and member of Women’s Circle and Bible Study.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ardell Johnson.