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Carlton B Johnson
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Carlton Bruce Johnson, 75, long time former Iowa City insurance professional died Monday, April 30, 2018 at Oaknoll Care Center in Iowa City, Iowa. A funeral service to celebrate Carlton’s life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson Street, Iowa City with Pastor Jennifer Lutz officiating. Visitation will be from 9 am until service time at the church. Following a luncheon, committal services will be held at Ridgewood Cemetery in North Liberty. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Iowa City Hospice, 1025 Wade St., Iowa City, IA 52240-6626 or online at

Carlton was born January 22, 1943 in Charles City, Iowa to Harry and Gertrude (Blanck) Johnson. His family farmed in the Plainfield, Nashua Iowa area. Carlton graduated from Plainfield High School in 1960. He attended Wartburg College and graduated with a BA Degree in Business in 1964. Carlton married his High school sweetheart, Sharon Shephard, on February 11, 1962. After graduating from Wartburg, he and Sharon moved to Waukeshaw, WI and Carlton taught business courses at Waukesha High School. They returned to Cedar Rapids, IA in 1968 and moved to Iowa City in 1983. Here, he was associated with AW Welt Ambrisco Insurance for many years. He was active in both local and state insurance groups holding different offices over the years including Sate President of the Independent Insurance Agents. Carlton was a member of the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club and served on the Iowa City Hospice Board. He was also a faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church. Family was very important to Carlton.

His surviving family includes his wife, Sharon of 56 years; three children, Kimberly (Kevin) McCarthy, Stephanie (Brian) Daly, and Chad (Teresa) Johnson; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Diane (Jack) Baker of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church - Iowa City

310 N. Johnson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245





11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church - Iowa City

310 N. Johnson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Cemetery Details


Ridgewood Cemetery

Scales Bend Road
North Liberty, Iowa 52317

Memorial Contribution

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

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