Obituary: Dorcas H. Johnson


October 28, 2022

Dorcas H. Johnson, 92, of Carlton, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at Barnes Care in Esko. She was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Maple Plain, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Harriet (Lamson) Kaetterhenry. Her family moved to the Fleming area near Aitkin, where she attended the country school and later attended school in Aitkin, graduating in the Class of 1948. Dorcas married Eddie Johnson on June 11, 1949, at the Johnson home. They moved to Duluth where Eddie worked at US Steel and Dorcas worked at the Chris Jensen Home. She quit working when they bought a farm south of Carlton.

They attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Wrenshall until its closing. Dorcas was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cloquet until her passing.

Dorcas was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie; her sisters, Abbie Burr and Shirley Hunter; and brother, Mark Kaetterhenry. She is survived by her son, Burton Johnson of Carlton; sisters, Hulda Lind and Rachel Pickett of the Aitkin area; brother, Kenneth Kaetterhenry of Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cloquet.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at Hillside Cemetery in Carlton. Nelson Funeral Care provided arrangements. To sign an online registry, visit


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