Funeral services for Dorothy Ida Lucilla Jannusch, age 91 of Watertown, were held on Thursday, April 2, 1998 from Trinity Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Jim Lindekugel officiating.
Dorothy Jannusch died on Monday, March 30, 1998, at the St Therese Home in New Hope.
Organist was Elsie Sandquist and the congregational hymns were "On Eagle's Wings" and "How Great Thou Art." John and Mary Ecklund sang "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were Ben Kerber, Bruce Kerber, Don Lhotka, Ron Schmid, Jim Wroge, Jerry Aksteter and Mike Tachney Interment was in the church cemetery.
Dorothy I. Arnold was born in Watertown Township, Carver County on Aug 16, 1906, to Gust and Clara (Hamann) Arnold. She was baptized on Sept. 9, 1906, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hollywood Township by the Rev Rolf and confirmed there by the same on May 2, 1920.
She attended school in Hollywood Township.
On July 22, 1931, she was united in marriage to Oscar Johnson in Milbank, S.D. She was a lifelong resident of Watertown and a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church for over 60 years. She was active in the Rachel Bible Circle.
On Dec 2, 1980, she was united in marriage to Leonard Jannusch in Plato. The couple resided in Plato for a year before moving to Watertown.
They enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, Las Vegas, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls and Nashville and other places of interest.
Dorothy Jannusch loved crocheting afghans and butterflies on top of kitchen towels that she gave away to family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, Leonard of Glencoe; two daughters, Dorothy Kerber and husband, Paul, of Maple Grove and Geraldine Schmid and husband, Don, of Dent, Minn.; two daughters-in-law: Arvilla Lhotka of Waconia and Barbara Johnson of Watertown; stepsons, Leonard Jannusch Jr of Nienburg, Germany and Richard Jannusch and wife, Karen, of Glencoe.
She is further survived by 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great great-grandchildren; two sisters, three brothers, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Fred Lhotka and Oscar Johnson; sons: Donald Lhotka Sr. and Merlyn Johnson; as well as brothers and sisters.
The Paul-McBride Chapel of Norwood Young America handled arrangements