Carroll D. "Dean" Johnson

Oct 20, 2017
Johnson, Carroll


10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 28 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 810 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo followed by Full Military Honors accorded by Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138, Sullivan Brothers VFW Post 1623 and the US Navy Honors Detail.


4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, October 27 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel, 3146 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo and an hour prior to the services on Saturday at the Church.


Inurnment at a later date in the Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138, 728 Commercial St., Waterloo, IA 50701 or Cedar Valley Hospice, PO Box 2880, Waterloo, IA 50704.


Carroll Dean Johnson, age 88, of Waterloo, died Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

He was born May 1, 1929 in Newburg, Iowa, the son of Karl Gustav and Katherine Elizabeth (Lauber) Johnson.  Carroll graduated from Waterloo West High School with the Class of 1948.  Carroll was a veteran of the US Navy, serving during the Korean War and served in the Naval Reserves until retiring in 1989.  He was united in marriage with Billie Jean Miller on July 7, 1957 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Waterloo.

Carroll was a pressman for the Waterloo Courier for 38 years, retiring in 1992.  He was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was a member of the men’s breakfast Bible study group and also served as an usher and a greeter.  Carroll was a lifetime member, past Commander and honor guard member of Becker-Chapman American Legion Post 138; he volunteered at Community Meals, Covenant Medical Center and drove the Care-A-Van.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Jean of Waterloo; 4 daughters, Kelley (Wayne) Quirk of Ellensburg, WA, Lori Moore of Rochelle, IL, Stephanie (Greg) Reeves of Madison Lake, MN and Jill Johnson of Galesville, WI; 11 grandchildren, Chloe (Clay) Solum, Anthony, Kaitlin and Carly Quirk, Erica Moore, Cole (Brittany) and Ethan (Taelor) Countryman, Austin and Courtney Reeves, Elliot and Aidan Henscheid; seven great grandchildren, Cayden, Keegan, Kaliyah, Rowen, Dennin, Chase and Cali; a brother, Richard (Yvonne) Johnson of Traer, IA and 2 sisters-in-law, Juanita Johnson of Waverly, IA  and Vivian Johnson of Waterloo as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Carroll was preceded in death by his parents; a great granddaughter, Aubrey Grace Countryman; six brothers, Walter, Robert, Karl, Leroy, Kenneth and Gust, Jr. Johnson and three sisters, Edith Johnson, Ruth Trost and Margaret Walker.

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  1. Cindy Mennenga | Oct 27, 2017
    Billie-Dean was such a special person.  We are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts are with you.   Al and Cindy Mennenga
  2. Ron Peterson | Oct 24, 2017
    Knew Dean for many years. He was a good father, devoted husband, and a giving person. Condolences to Billie and family!
  3. Joel & Cindie Shepard | Oct 23, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Billie - hugs to all of you.  

    Joel & Cindie Shepard and family

  4. Cathy McRoberts | Oct 22, 2017
    I just want you all to know that our hearts are so heavy for you all!  Was so glad that I was able to say good bye to him!  Also sorry for our quick exit but we thought you needed your space! Love ya all Cathy and all my brothers!

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