Laura Lee Johnson, age 71 of Clinton, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at Mercy One Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 17th at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until the service time Saturday at the funeral home. Following the service cremation rites will be accorded.
Laura was born in Clinton, Iowa on December 28, 1949, the daughter of Kenneth and Rita (Naughton) Vilmont. She graduated from Clinton High School. Laura married Mike Johnson on June 27, 1987 in Clinton. Laura was a homemaker. She had been employed with Clinton MTA, International Paper, and had bar tended at area bars. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and had served as an Officer with the Clinton Pocket Billiards Association. She enjoyed spending time and attending her grandchildren’s sporting and school activities. She was an avid pool player, was a State Champion Arm Wrestler and enjoyed playing softball in her younger years. She loved her cats, Kitty Boy, Grey Cat, and Naughty; and followed the Cubs and Bears.
Laura is survived by 3 children; James (Jessie) Vroegh of Clinton, Joel Vroegh of Granger, IA and Carie (Tim) Schultheis of Clinton; 6 grandchildren, Marquel (Cole) Stuedemann, Paiton Schultheis, Grayson Schultheis, Mallory Vroegh, Carson Vroegh and Callie Walker; 3 sisters, Donna (Gene) Williamson of Kent, WA, Kathy (Carl) Ormbrek of Seattle, WA and Barbara Stevenson of Clinton; 4 brothers, William (Deb) Vilmont of Camanche, Kenneth (Julie) Vilmont, Jerry (Cheryle) Vilmont and Jim (Pam) Vilmont all of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Online condolences may be left at