Clara A. Johnson
Clara A. Johnson
  • August 11, 1920 - June 16, 2017
  • Cape Coral, Florida

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Clara A. Johnson, 96 of Cape Coral, Florida passed away on Friday, June 16, 2017 at her home. She was born on August 11, 1920 in Toledo, Ohio to Peter and Eva Ruetz. Clara attended: St. Mary's Catholic School, Notre Dame Academy, Davis Business College.

Her parents were both deaf mutes and she was their interpreter. From the time that she was 4, until their passing, she interpreted for them as well as others, especially court cases, patients, hospitals and many other organizations. She was recognized for her ability.

She played violin from the age of 6 while she attended St. Mary's Grade School and Church. At Notre Dame Academy, she played in the orchestra as first violinist. Through these years she entertained at events and participated in many plays and musical recitals.

Clara married Walter F. Johnson on October 1, 1938. She worked for ADT Security Systems as a Secretary for 30 years in Toledo, Ohio, retiring to Cape Coral in 1978.

Clara worked the Lee County Board of Elections as a Certified Clerk several years and received awards for her participation.

Clara and Walter were crowned King and Queen of the Irish American Club and marched in several parades.

She loved her family, traveling, dancing, music, gardening, card games, casino, bingo and life.

Clara was a member of; St. Andrews Catholic Church, German American Social Club - Honorary Member, Irish American Club, Santa Maria Circle #325 Daughters of Isabella, Toledo, Ohio

She is survived by her loving family including; her daughter Judith Johnson Henzler; sons, James Johnson (Beverly), and Thomas Johnson (Vicki); grandchildren, Deborah Henzler (Mike) Cupps, Sandra Henzler King, Michelle Johnson (Gary) Smith, Gina Johnson (Aaron) Skolmowski, James (Kerri) Johnson, Michael Johnson, Lisa Johnson, Kristin Johnson (John) Balonier; great grandchildren, Tanja Cupps, Jordan Cupps, Raymond King, Katilyn and Courtney Johnson, Noah and Hannah Johnson, Grant Balonier, Frederick, Ethan, Nolan Smith, Katherine, Benjamin, Matthew Johnson, Evan Skolmolski & Stella; great-great grandchildren, Reno and Hailey Cupps; cousin, Ed Krauel and his children Ruth, Alice, and Michael.

Clara is preceded in death by; her husband Walter F. Johnson in 2002; son in law Jack Henzler in 2008; great grandson Staff Sgt. Kyle Ray Cupps USAF in 2014; grandson Mark David Johnson in 2017. She will be sadly missed by her family, relative and friends.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in her memory to Hope Hospice House, Cape Coral.

The family wishes to thank Gulf Coast Village Rehabilitation and Hope Hospice for the excellent care and compassion to her family.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, 1630 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church 2628 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral with entombment to follow at Coral Ridge Cemetery.

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