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Johanna Vegter

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Johanna Vegter

MORRISON – Johanna Vegter, 94, of Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at the nursing home. She was primarily a caregiver and homemaker.

She was born Jan. 31, 1920, the daughter of Joe and Minnie (Jarsema) Ottens. She married Martin “Mike” Vegter on March 1, 1940, in Morrison. He died June 2, 1991. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. 

Survivors include one daughter, Judy (Phil DeWeerdt) Rus of Morrison; one son, John (Kathe) Vegter of Morrison; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jessie Dykema and Luella (Dennis) Buis, both of Morrison, Della Mae (Allen) Deelsnyder of Fulton, and Betty (Donald) Matthews of California; one brother, Harvey Ottens of Morrison; and many nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Morrison United Methodist Church, and the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Polly Klimson, pastor of Fenton United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison.

A memorial has been established to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements.

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