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Carol Lee Johnson

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Carol Lee Johnson lost her battle with pancreatic cancer and passed away at her home in Ironwood with her daughter, Kim, by her side on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

Carol was born on Dec. 13, in Ironwood. She always said, "Age is a number and mine is unlisted." She was employed as a secretary at the Gogebic National Bank for 20 years and 19 years at the Gogebic County Courthouse clerk's office, retiring in 2011.

Carol enjoyed taking vacations to Florida with her daughter's family, cheering at her grandson's sporting events, having lunch with friends, gardening, following Marty's Goldenaires at parades, and sitting on her porch on summer evenings working crossword puzzles. She always carried a positive attitude.

Carol will be deeply missed by her daughter, Kim Marie (Terry) Werner of Appleton, Wisconsin; two grandsons, Joshua and Jacob Werner of Milwaukee; one granddaughter, Raquel Johnson of New York; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Isiah McCue; her three sisters, Fancella Kubley of Ontario, Canada, Paula Vernetti of Hurley, Wisconsin, and Ava Snow in Indiana. Carol is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Katherine (Magdziak) Puisto; one son, Gerald A. Johnson Jr .; sister, Rosella Bonino; brothers-in-law, David Bonino and Richard Kubley; and her nephews, Geno Bonino and Brian Stein Jr.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Feb. 20, at McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood at 11 a.m. with Fr. Frank Kordek presiding. Following COVID guidelines, a small visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 a.m.

Inurnment will take place in the spring at Riverside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Carol's name to HOPE Animal Shelter, the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

To watch Carol's memorial service live, please email [email protected] or contact Carol's daughter, Kim.

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around you and whispered "Come to Me."

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Carol's legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at

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