1943-2012

Carl Johnson, 69, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City.

Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City with the Rev. Craig Zandi officiating.  Burial will be at Lake City Cemetery with military honors provided by the Lake City American Legion Post 31 and VFW Post 1899.  

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake City Public Library, Opportunity Living or Lake City  Fire Department. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.lampefuneralhome.com.

Carl Edward Johnson was born Feb. 13, 1943, in Omaha, Neb., to Harold “Bud” and Maxyne (Clark) Johnson.  

He graduated from Lake City High School in 1961 and from Luther College with a business degree in 1965.  Carl served as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  

On Oct. 26, 1968, Carl Carolyn Morris at Ashland City, Tenn.  Carl was a manager of Calhoun Mutual Insurance and owner of Johnson Insurance Agency in Lake City and was very active in his community throughout the years.  He served the community as Fire Department chief for 25 years, Legion commander, Opportunity Living Board president, Kiwanis president, Little League coach, and Booster Club president.  

He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lake City, serving as elder and president of the congregation.  He also taught adult Bible class, as well as confirmation, and catechism classes.  

Carl was especially active and supportive of his children and grandchildren in their activities and was an avid golfer and reader.

Carl is survived by his wife, Carolyn of Lake City; sons Chris (Liz) Johnson of Des Moines and Cyle Johnson of Omaha, Neb.; daughter, Cara Johnson (Ryan) Hannam of Waukee; grandsons, Quentin and Eli Straw of Waukee; his mother, Maxyne Johnson, of Lake City; sister, Carol (Bob) Dickkut of Lake City; niece, Brooke (Leon) Johnson of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews from Tennessee.  

Carl was preceded in death by his father, Bud Johnson; nephew, Chad Dickkut; mother-in-law, Margaret Morris, and father-in-law, Edward Morris.