Obituary: Johanna Loth

Ms. Loth, 89, of Windermere/New Smyrna, died Saturday, May 12, 2018.
May. 15, 2018

Johanna Loth, 89, of Windermere/New Smyrna Beach went to join Carl, her loving husband of 55 years, Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Born in Suluwesi, Indonesia, Johanna moved to the USA, with her family, in 1960. They moved to Windermere in 1965, where they raised their three daughters. Besides her family, Johanna’s passion was children. She owned and operated Little Bo Peep of Orlando and Teddy Bear Childcare of Windermere, where she touched and nurtured the lives of hundreds of children and families.

Johanna and Carl retired and moved to New Smyrna Beach in 1997 where they enjoyed entertaining family and friends. They were actively involved in their church and the Dutch Club.

Johanna is survived by her three daughters, Maryke Lee (Craig), Marion Hake (Dan) and Maureen Abend (Paul); seven grandchildren, Chris Lee (Dania), Jennifer Gardiner (Charles), Kevin Lee (Ashley), Ryan Dabold (Kiwi), Sarah Dabold, Alyssa Lenga (Pete), Chelsea Abend; 12 great-grandchildren, Allison and Kaitlyn Lee, Jonas, Charlotte and Audrey Gardiner, Madison and Carson Lee, Ella, Lily and Harper Dabold, Michael and Alexis Lenga.

A service in celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2018, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Windermere, officiated by Dr. David Stephens.