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Johanna Sellers


1915 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Johanna Sellers Obituary
On 21 September 2015, Johanna Sellers, 100, passed away surrounded by family at the Willows in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Johanna was born 6 September 1915 in Hanover, Germany. She was the second of three children to Walter Albert Johannes Wittke and Gertrud Martha Wiese Wittke. She worked as a nurse's aide at an Army hospital, started her nurse's training in Berlin in 1937, and worked as an Army nurse during WWII.    
She came to the United States in 1949 and continued her nursing career at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, the Bingham Memorial Hospital and started working at the State Hospital South in 1955. She retired in 1977 as a supervisor, but continued working part time until she was 70 in 1985.
Johanna was a talented knitter who won numerous ribbons at the Eastern Idaho State Fair and donated much of her work to charity and family. Music also played a big role in Johanna's life where she played the piano for her own enjoyment and Relief Society.
Johanna married Kenneth William Sellers on 15 December 1950 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They raised their 6 children in the south-eastern Idaho area.
Johanna is survived by her children: Barbara (Gary) Tatum of Blackfoot, Kenneth Sellers of Blackfoot, David (Lu) Sellers of Caldwell, Steve (Irmgard) Sellers of Las Vegas, and Robert Sellers of Blackfoot. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and step-grandchildren plus 35 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth and her son, Thomas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2015 at the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave. Blackfoot, ID. A viewing will from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday and again for 1 hour prior to services on Thursday. Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning News on Sept. 23, 2015
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