Carol (Nelson) Johnson, 77, of Fremont NE

Carol Jean (Nelson) Johnson was born December 2, 1939 to Wilbur and Irma (Stoltzman) Nelson in Oakland, Nebraska. She passed away March 6, 2017 at Providence Place in Fremont, Nebraska, at the age of 77 years.

Carol graduated from Oakland High School. She attended Wayne State College and graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and Doane College in Crete, Nebraska with a Master’s Degree in Education. Carol taught elementary school for 32 years, 27 of those years at Northside Elementary School in Fremont, retiring in 2002.

On August 24, 1961 Carol was united in marriage with James L. Johnson at Westside Methodist Church in rural Oakland. This union was blessed with three sons; Jeff, Jon and Jay.

Carol’s life was centered on God, family and music. She was a wonderful homemaker and cook.

She served on various church committees, assisting with Bible School and Kids Club at First Baptist Church in Fremont. Carol was a member and past president of the After 5 Fremont Christian Women Club, a member of Bible Study Fellowship and many Bible study groups.

Her love of music found her singing solos, duets and trios at church services, singing in the church choir, and community choirs. She was a 30 year board member of Fremont-Midland Entertainment Series.

Carol loved caring for her grandchildren and visited them often. While her family played tennis, she was a volunteer at the Fremont Tournament’s front desk.

Carol and Jim were privileged to travel, visiting family and friends for many years, as well as attending many insurance conventions in wonderful places.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wilbur and Irma Nelson.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Jim of Fremont; sons, Jeff (Megan) Johnson of Lincoln, NE, Jon Johnson of Princeton, NJ, Jay (Leah) Johnson of Columbus, OH; seven grandchildren, Reya and Mira Johnson of Lincoln, Parker, Tate and Leo Johnson of Princeton, Emily and Max Johnson of Columbus; brothers, Ronald (Jean) Nelson of Albuquerque, NM, Dale (Betty) Nelson of Reading, PA, Randy (Mary) Nelson of Lee’s Summit, MO; sister, Mary (Hal) Darling of Omaha, NE; seven nieces and nephews.


Friday March 10th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Oakland310 South Charde Avenue
Oakland, NE 68045

Family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Visitation will also be held two hours prior to service at the church.


Saturday March 11th
11:00 AM
First Baptist Church – Fremont505 North C Street
Fremont, Nebraska 68025

Cemetery Details


Oakland Cemetery

Oakland, Nebraska 68045

Memorial Contribution


Carol Johnson

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