Carol Luann Johnson, 67
Published 8:22 am Thursday, December 6, 2018
Carol Luann Johnson, 67, of Grand Meadow, Minnesota, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after losing a battle with liver disease (NASH) and cancer.
Carol was welcomed into this world by her parents, Dean and Patsy Baugh, on Feb. 12, 1951. Though born in Jefferson, Iowa, the family relocated to the Grand Meadow area in 1954, where Carol enjoyed her school years, graduating in 1969.
Carol was united in marriage to Joseph Johnson (Joe) on July 22, 1969. The couple made their home in Spring Valley, Minnesota, during the early years of their marriage and welcomed sons Jeffery Dean and Robert Joseph to their family.
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After a move to Grand Meadow, Carol 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.
Known for her open-door policy, where she shared her faith and an endless supply of fresh baked goods, Carol and her husband, Joe, had a heart to feed people, both physically and spiritually. She enjoyed watching birds, gardening, reading, football, good conversations and Southern Gospel music.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Dean and Patsy Baugh. She is survived by her husband, Joe; sons, Jeff (Brenda) Johnson and Rob Johnson of Grand Meadow; grandchildren, Dakota (Jess) Johnson of Mabel, Minnesota, Brock Johnson of Grand Meadow, Hailey Kestner of Rochester, Minnesota, Madison Johnson of Rushford, Minnesota, and Josiah Johnson of Grand Meadow; one great-grandson, Clayton Dean Johnson of Mabel; brother, Dennis (Cheri) Baugh of Grand Meadow; and sisters, Connie (Jim) Leichtman of Grand Meadow, Ruth (Larry) Nold of Elkton, Minnesota, Rhonda Randleman of Jefferson and Sheri Greer of Grand Meadow.
Carol was and is much loved and will be greatly missed.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Grand Meadow Lutheran Church with Pastors Dave Simerson and Megan Reedstrom officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at the Grand Meadow Lutheran Church and for one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Grand Meadow Cemetery. Hindt Funeral Home of Grand Meadow is assisting the family.