Doretta C. Johnson

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.


Larry Wright & Family on June 11, 2014 at 6:57 AM said:

You have our sympathy. We knew Doretta for many years and she was a good friend of my mother. We will keep you in our prayers.
Paula Klotz Marks on June 9, 2014 at 1:17 PM said:

I was lucky i got to meet Doretta when my mom was gravely ill in Windsor Care Center in 2011. One day Doretta and i laughed and laughed as she was trying to catch up to a beetle in her wheelchair to smash it! from that day on i'd ask her if she'd been racing any bugs lately whenever i saw her. she was a neat lady who i enjoyed talking to. she knew many of my relatives from around fredericksburg and sumner areas. my condolences to your family. paula marks
Tami Keune on June 3, 2014 at 6:46 PM said:

Doretta was.a very neat lady that I was lucky enough to get to know! She will be greatly missed by many. My favorite memories were as her home health nurse as we had many funny conversations and I found it a challenge to gett in the door without her birds getting out. Hugs to Fritter and his family :)

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