Doretta C. Johnson, 94, of Sumner, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at Windsor Care Center in Cedar Falls.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner with Rev. Susan Friedrich officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to the family.
Doretta Caroline, daughter of William and Anna Bier Winter, was born September 6, 1919, in Chickasaw County, Iowa. She graduated from New Hampton High School in 1938. She worked for Sumner Pack and Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, and helped her blind brother, Dr. A.R. Winter through Chiropractic School by reading for him. Doretta was married to Lester Fritz in December of 1942, Oscar Gutnecht in 1964, and T.R. Johnson in 1973. All are deceased. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner and enjoyed the Ladies Circle. She also enjoyed dancing and going to the casino.
Doretta is survived by one son, Allen (Karen) Fritz of Waterloo; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Fritz of Sumner; and several step children and step grandchildren.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by one son, Larry, who died in September of 2010; and two brothers, Erwin and Dr. A.R. Winter.