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Dortha Johnson

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Funeral services for Mrs. Dortha Johnson, 87 of Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 8, at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service.

Interment will take place in North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Mrs. Johnson passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Spencer Hospital.

Dortha Margaret Johnson, the daughter of Henry and Clara Wheeler Huntress, was born May 14, 1922, in Arlington, S.D. She received her early education and graduated from the Peterson High School in 1940. Dortha served for three years in the United States Navy as a Communications Specialist 3rd Class.

On May 15, 1946, Dortha married Kenneth "Jack" Johnson. The two of them owned and operated Johnson Truck Line and later started Spencer Brokerage. She was a member of the First Christian Church since 1954, a 50-year member of the Order Of The Eastern Star, Women of the Moose and a 50-year member of the Eagles Auxiliary. In her spare time, Dortha enjoyed dancing, bowling and golfing but most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her granddaughter and great grandson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1974; and four brothers: Roger, Lionel, Ray and Richard

She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Kenneth Hicks of Spencer; granddaughter and her husband, Christine and Temi Otaniyi of Spencer; great-grandson, Temi Otaniyi; one sister, Wilda Wetherell of Peterson; one sister-in-law, Marcella Huntress of Milford; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.