Theodore "Ted" Johnson

Died: Sun., Sep. 1, 2013


4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Fri., Sep. 06, 2013
Location: First Assembly of God

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Fri., Sep. 06, 2013
Location: First Assembly of God

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Theodore Henry “ Ted” Johnson, 70, of Burlington, Iowa, died at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, on Sunday morning, September 1, 2013.

Born on November 26, 1942 in Bellflower, California, he was the son of George & Catherine Smiley Johnson.

He married Sherry Rainwater, she preceded him in death; he married Connie Griswold on January 28, 1984 in Burlington, Iowa.

Ted grew up in Bellflower, Calif. In 1989 he moved to Burlington.  Formerly he was a chef then later began driving a semi over the road.  In 1992 Ted & Connie became a driving team for Liberty Transport for 20 years.  He was an expert wood crafter, making remarkable original furniture designs.  He was a lover of cats, a fan of old western movies and classic cars, enjoyed fishing with his sons, playing with grandson, Blake and visiting friends and family.  Above all Ted understood that Jesus is real and is his Savior.

He was a member of First Assembly Church of God, Burlington, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife Connie of Burlington, two sons, Brad Caruso of Ocalla, Florida and Phillip (Melody) Caruso of Inverness, Florida, one grandson, Blake Henry Caruso at home. Two granddaughters, Kara Caruso of Ocalla, Florida and Shelby Caruso of Ogden, Iowa.  Sister and brother in law, Janet & Ralph Casper of Cave Junction, Oregon.  Several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Sherry Rainwater Johnson, one brother, Wayne Smiley.

The funeral service for Theodore “Ted” Johnson will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church.  Pastor Larry Mumma will officiate.

Following the service a time of food & fellowship will be held in the church fellowship hall. Following the funeral cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh Funeral Service.

No formal visitation is planned.  Friends may call at the First Assembly of God Church on Friday from 4:30 until the time of the service.

A memorial has been established in memory of Theodore Johnson.

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Vickie Doty
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
Connie, I am so sorry. I just found out this morning (Wednesday). The love of your life. You are in my prayers. I will not be able to make the services as my brothers are in town and I don't get to see them very often. Please know that if I can help in the days ahead, let me know. Again, I am sorry and I am praying for you. Vickie

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