Dorothy L. Johnson, 76, of rural Slater, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Saline City. Pastor Mark C. Hass will officiate. Organist Brenda Campbell will play the congregational hymn "Jesus Savior, Pilot Me" and soloist Dorothy Gerloff will sing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Pallbearers will be Randy Borgman, Douglas Borgman, Rick Kiehl, Tom Peuster, Allen Gessling and Matthew Foster. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Born Sept. 4, 1926, in Saline County, she was the daughter of the late Richard C. Borgman and Selma Louise Mette Borgman. On April 8, 1956, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, she married James W. Johnson, who preceded her in death Jan. 8, 1996. She had lived in rural Slater her entire life and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and it's St. Paul's Ladies Aide. She was a homemaker and had worked at Rice Stix garment factory in Slater.
Survivors include two daughters, Lois Jewell of rural Slater and Linda Johnson of rural Slater; one son, David Johnson of Slater; one sister, Ruby Kiehl of rural Malta Bend; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George and Gilbert Borgman.