Otto Ernest Johnert, who had been failing health for the past five years, succumbed this morning in a local hospital. Mr. Johnert, a county employee, was born March 15, 1891 in Germany and came to the United States in 1914. He had been a resident of the state and Kern County since 1941. He is survived by his widow Louise, 714 Buchanan; three daughters, Shirley Ann, WAC in the United States Army, stationed at Ft. George, MD; Betty Jo and Mary E. both living at home; and two grandsons, John William and Robert Ernest.