Winton Dommer (Wint) Johnson Obituary

Winton Dommer (Wint) Johnson, 85, of Detroit Lakes, MN passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 31, 2022. Wint was born on February 16, 1937 to Winton and Margaret (Dommer) Johnson in Moorhead, MN. He grew up in Moorhead and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1955. He joined ROTC while attending NDSU. After graduating in 1959 with a degree in mechanical engineering, Wint served on active duty at Fort Sill Oklahoma and later served as company commander of the Army Reserve Unit at Detroit Lakes. In 1960 he married Sharon Jacobsen with whom he shared two children Margaret and Katherine. That same year, Wint went to work for Lightowler Johnson in Fargo, ND, eventually becoming the “Johnson” when he became a partner in the firm. Wint’s favorite days were spent at Long Lake. In 2019, he was recognized by the Long Lake Betterment Association as the oldest continuous resident on the lake, an honor he was incredibly proud of. On calm days, you can often find him on his pontoon cruising the lake or in his garage working on a boat or engine. Wint was an avid collector of boats, decoys, and toys, and enjoyed spending time at antique toy shows with his life partner, Donna Hunter. He and Donna would spend the winter months in Scottsdale, AZ. After retiring from engineering, Wint continued to work in real estate development. You might find him most weekday mornings working in his office at the Washington Square Mall or having coffee with his buddies at La Barista. Winton is survived; daughter Meg Johnson of San Francisco, CA, daughter Katie (Chris) Miller of Laguna Beach, CA, and granddaughter Caroline Miller of New York, NY. He was predeceased by; his parents Winton and Margaret Johnson, and his partner Donna Hunter. Memorial donations may be made to: Becker County Food Pantry c/o Mary Hendrickson 915 Lake Ave Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 Home

Posted on September 06, 2022

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David Donehower Funeral Home

September 07, 2022 at 13:00 – 14:00

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David Donehower Funeral Home

September 07, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.