Doris “Dori” M. Johnson, age 93, of Hutchinson, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Hutchinson Health Hospital in Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, at 3:00 P.M. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 18th, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue at 2:30 P.M. on Saturday at the church.
Memorials are preferred to the
Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center
425 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 5545
Common Cup Ministry Inc. of Hutchinson
105 2nd Ave SW #2
Hutchinson, MN 55350
Hutchinson Hospital C/O Hospital Auxiliary
Hutchinson, MN 55350 1095 MN-15
Doris “Dori” M. Johnson was born on October 20, 1924, in Minneota, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Chris and Edna (Tortsen) Sigurdson. Dori was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Minneota, and was a graduate of the Minneota High School Class of 1942.
On May 13, 1944, Dori was united in marriage to Leonard “Lenny” Gustav Johnson at St. Paul’s Icelandic Church in Minneota, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Douglas and Gary. In 1949, Dori and Lenny moved to Hutchinson where they owned and operated Standard Bulk Oil Company. They moved to Breezy Point, Minnesota in 1965 where they owned and operated the Breezy Point airport and gas station. In 1966 they moved back to Hutchinson where they purchased and operated Tri-County Water Conditioning. Dori and Lenny shared 70 years of marriage until Lenny passed away on October 7, 2014.
Dori worked as a bookkeeper for the businesses that she and Lenny owned and operated. She was a generous, loving and supportive woman who volunteered extensively throughout the community. Dori was involved with establishing the Hutchinson Hospital Auxiliary and served as its President for 34 years. She also served on the Hutchinson Hospital Board, the Hutchinson Hospital Foundation Board, and the First National Bank Board of Directors. Dori was a faithful member of both Bethlehem United Methodist Church and the First Congregational Church.
Dori was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and was extremely proud of her children’s and grandchildren’s accomplishments. She was especially pleased with the military service of her son, Doug, and both of his children. Dori had a beautiful voice, and she and Lenny enjoyed singing together in their church choirs and for many weddings and funerals. She also enjoyed collecting antiques, playing golf, and playing bridge with her bridge clubs. Dori cherished the time she spent with her family and friends.
Dori passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Hutchinson Health Hospital, at the age of 93 years. She will be dearly missed. Blessed be her memory.
Dori is survived by her:
Son, Gary Johnson and his wife, Joyce, of Hutchinson, MN;
Daughter In-Law, Dr. Beth Johnson of Glen Ellyn, IL;
Grandchildren, Abigail Johnson and her fiancé, Cory Boyd, of San Diego, CA,
Maxwell Johnson and his wife, Sarah, of Virginia Beach, VA;
Sister, Betty Prefer of Farmington, MN;
Brother and Sister-in-law, Sig and Colleen Sigurdson of Sun Lakes, Arizona;
Nieces, nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Dori is preceded in death by her parents, Chris and Edna Sigurdson; son, Dr. Douglas Johnson; sisters, Lenore Hunziker, Pearl Werpy, and brother, Orv Sigurdson.