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Doretta Johannessen - August 14, 2013


Doretta Marie (Kues) Johannessen, 92, of Holyoke, died Aug. 14, 2013, in Holyoke. Doretta was born June 11, 1921, in Fleming to Karl and Wilhelmina Kues.

She graduated from Fleming High School. She married Warner Suhr Johannessen on Aug. 10, 1946. They were married for 63 years. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Phoenix Camera Club and the Danish Club. She enjoyed and collected antique barbed wire.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Warner; parents, Karl and Wilhelmina; sisters, Gladys Hedges, Clara Bauer, Arlene Kues, Roma Kues and Gloria Pimple; and brother, Donald Kues.

She is survived by her brothers, Harold Kues of Fleming and Herbert Kues of Del City, Okla.; and sisters, Doris Bow­ker of Julesburg and Lavern Lovestedt of Kingman, Ariz.

Funeral services were held Aug. 20 at Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling with interment following at Fleming Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.