Alton C. “AC” Johnson, 92, lifetime resident of the Iowa City area, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Mercy Iowa City. A gathering of family and friends was held Aug. 23 at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Alton’s memory.
Online condolences may be sent for his family through the Web at www.gayandciha.com .
Alton Clay Johnson was born Nov. 30, 1918, in rural Johnson County, the son of Clay and Neva (Zager) Johnson. He married Betty Jean Yeslinek on Nov. 8, 1960, in Kahoka, Mo. For many years, Alton worked for the University of Iowa as a mechanic, specifically with the ambulances.
His local family includes daughter Janet Norris (Jeremy) of North Liberty and her children, Emma Norris, Jacob Norris and Owen Norris.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jean on Nov. 17, 1979; and a child in infancy.