The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Obituaries

March 25, 2014

Johanna Vegter

Johanna Vegter

Jan. 31, 1920 - March 23, 2014

MORRISON, Ill. — Johanna Vegter, 94, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the nursing home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Morrison United Methodist Church, Morrison, IL, with the Rev. Polly Klimson, Pastor at Fenton United Methodist Church, Fenton, IL, officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Morrison United Methodist Church, Morrison, IL. Interment will be at the Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, IL. Memorials may go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Johanna was born January 31, 1920, to Joe and Minnie (Jarsema) Ottens. She was educated in the rural Morrison, IL grade schools. She married Martin “Mike” Vegter on March 1, 1940, in Morrison. He died June 2, 1991. Johanna worked at Luella Armstrong’s Dress Shop in Morrison for some time, but she was primarily a caregiver and homemaker. She was a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, where she was active in the Philathea Society. She enjoyed bowling, gardening and playing Bingo. Johanna frequently traveled and was always accompanied by family.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy (Phil DeWeerdt) Rus of Morrison; one son, John (Kathe) Vegter of Morrison; seven grandchildren, Dan (Donna) Rus, Jeff (Barb) Rus, Darrin (Teri) Rus, Tim (Jill) Vegter, Cindy Ottens, Tony (fianceé Lisa Bright) Walker, Amy (Pete) Walker; eighteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; four sisters, Jessie Dykema and Luella (Dennis) Buis, both of Morrison, Della Mae (Allen) Deelsnyder of Fulton, IL and Betty (Donald) Matthews of CA; one brother, Harvey Ottens of Morrison, IL; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; one daughter, Linda Walker; two sisters, Katherine Bielema and Pauline Ottens; three brothers, David, Gerald and LaVerne Ottens.

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