Carol Johnson, 67, of Grand Meadow

Carol Johnson

Carol Luann Johnson, 67, of Grand Meadow, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after losing a battle with liver disease (NASH) and cancer.

She was born to Dean and Patsy Baugh on Feb. 12, 1951.

Though born in Jefferson, Iowa, the family relocated to the Grand Meadow area in 1954 where she enjoyed her school years, graduating in 1969.

She was united in marriage to Joseph Johnson (Joe) on July 22, 1969. The couple made their home in Spring Valley during the early years of their marriage and welcomed sons, Jeffery Dean and Robert Joseph to their family.

After a move to Grand Meadow, she enjoyed a steady flow of children into her home and heart as she offered childcare to many local families for over 20 years. Some of those children returned years later with children of their own for her to care for.

She was known for her open-door policy where she shared her faith and an endless supply of fresh baked goods. She and her husband had a heart to feed people, both physically and spiritually. She enjoyed watching birds, gardening, reading, football, good conversations and Southern Gospel music.

She is survived by her husband Joe; sons, Jeff (Brenda) Johnson and Rob Johnson of Grand Meadow; grandchildren, Dakota (Jess) Johnson of Mabel, Brock Johnson of Grand Meadow, Haley Kestner of Rochester, Madison Johnson of Rushford, Josiah Johnson of Grand Meadow and one great-grandson, Clayton Dean Johnson of Mabel; a brother, Dennis (Cheri) Baugh of Grand Meadow, sisters, Connie (Jim) Leichtman of Grand Meadow, Ruth (Larry) Nold of Elkton, Rhonda Randleman of Jefferson, Iowa and Sheri Greer of Grand Meadow.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Patsy Baugh.

Funeral services for her were held on Friday, Dec. 7, at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church with the Revs. Dave Simerson and Megan Reedstrom officiating. Burial followed in Grand Meadow Cemetery.

Hindt Funeral Home Grand Meadow is assisting the family.