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Donald James Johnston

 

Donald James Johnston, of Gregory, Michigan passed away at home at the age of 83 on Friday, August 2, 2019. He was born November 5, 1935 to Clarence and Carol Johnston in Garden City, MI. Don moved to Gregory as a child. On May 9, 1959, he married Sandra (Gregory) Johnston, and she survives. He loved antique tractors, boating, fishing, and U of M Football where he was an usher for 40+ years. He was also an avid Stockbridge Panthers fan.  Don was an active member of the community, volunteering with the Gregory Area Jaycees years ago and more recently the Stockbridge Lions Club.

In addition to his wife, Sandy, he is survived by his children Diane (Kim) Kalmbach, Laurie (Abdul) Al-Mansoor, James (Christi) Johnston, and Megan (Anthony) Urie; grandchildren Alex, Jordan, Sara, Sami, Nikki, Katy, Evelyn, Mikayla, James, Caleb, and Zachary; his brothers Everett, John, and  David, and sister, Mary.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kathy, son, Joshua, brothers Bob, Murlin, Dick, and Dennis; sister, Kathryn; grandchildren Lillian, Landon and Steven.

The family will receive friends at Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home on Wednesday,  August 7, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. The funeral will take place on Thursday, August 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Plainfield Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Stockbridge Lions Club.

 

 

 

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0 #7 Donna Lippens 2019-08-05 23:51
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for comfort during this difficult time.
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0 #6 Donna Lippens 2019-08-05 23:49
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for your comfort at this difficult time.
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0 #5 Dick and Pat Lang 2019-08-05 22:07
Dear Sandy and family
We are so saddened to hear of Donnie's passing. He was the very first camper we met at RCR and his and your friendship has been important to us over the years. This, even though, we haven't seen each other is several years. We have many great camping memories; and a a highlight of one of our cross country trips was "camping" in your backyard in MI on our way to Alaska. Love and prayers for all of you!
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0 #4 Belinda Shuler 2019-08-05 13:36
Diane and Kim
I am so sorry for your loss of your father (father in law). Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Belinda
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0 #3 Terri Kalmbach 2019-08-05 01:02
Words cannot truly express the sadness that I am feeling but I will try...
Donnie was one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I know that he will be greatly missed. Sandy, may your love and memories bring you comfort at this time. Donnie & Sandy always made me feel welcome and like a part of the family. I will forever treasure his memory and the friendship that they both so freely offered. May he live forever in your hearts and minds. May God give you all that you need at this time. I am sure that Donnie is already in heaven busy catching up with loved ones who already there. My love and prayers are with you all. ❤️
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0 #2 Wayne J Taylor 2019-08-03 03:09
Prayers for the family. So sorry to hear about Donnie.
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0 #1 Wayne J Taylor 2019-08-03 03:07
Sorry to hear and Prayers for the family.
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