Carol J. Johnson, age 71 of Clintonville passed away Wednesday November 9, 2011 at Kindred Hospital in Greenfield, WI. Carol was born on October 24, 1940 in Waupaca, WI as the daughter of the late Everett and Doris (Larsen) Johnson. She graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from UW Madison which led to a career in teaching. Carol taught elementary school in various places, but spent most of her career teaching at the Bear Creek Primary School and later retired from the Clintonville Public School system. Aside from teaching, Carol and her mother had at one time owned and operated The Needleworks and Clothes Horse in Clintonville. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Clintonville and was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star. Carol was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary society for women teachers. She was an avid Bridge player, belonging to several area Bridge Clubs, and had a love for gardening. In fact, Carol was a Wisconsin Master Gardner. She especially loved volunteering at the New London Children’s Garden where she was able to work with young gardeners. Carol also enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Woven Hearts Quilting Guild in Tigerton, WI. She was an avid reader and a good friend to many. Survivors include: Her Aunt: Betty Scannell, Fond du Lac; many dear friends including: Jean Giordana and Christann Dittman, Clintonville; 9 Cousins. Also her special cat: Charlie. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Lynn Rae Johnson as a child, Aunts and Uncles: Harriet (Edward) Peterson, Gordon (Cleo) Larsen, & Leo Scannell, and cousins: Tom Ziewacz and Doug Larsen. Funeral services were held Saturday November 12, 2011 at 11 AM at the United Methodist Church in Clintonville with Rev. Roberta Thomson officiating. Interment will be at the Lakeside Cemetery in Waupaca, WI. Friends called at the church on Saturday from 10 AM until the time of the services. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family with the arrangements. An online guestbook with a condolence section can be found at www.eberhardtstevenson.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established by family and friends.