David Lee Johnston
David Lee Johnston, age 65, of Edmore passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Mid Michigan Medical Center in Alma. He was born on October 7, 1948 in Sheridan, the son of William Roy and Iva Mae (Marsh) Johnston. He was raised in the Vestaburg area and graduated from Vestaburg High School with the class of 1967.
David met the love of his life, Linda Darlene Wymer at Rainbow Gardens in Crystal. On June 3, 1967, two weeks after graduation, David married Linda at the Baptist Church in Edmore. David was employed as a line worker at Hitachi Magnetics for 37 years, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed hunting, spending time with his grandchildren, attending his personal board meetings, watching Nascar, spending time out of doors and especially spending time with his dog Bowzer.
David is survived by his wife, Linda; his step-mother, Helen Johnston of Blanchard; his children: Mishelle Lee Johnston of Edmore; Charlene (Dan) Ryckman of Riverdale and Vanessa (Aaron) Jelinek of Durand; 5 grandchildren: Danielle, Dakota, Keigan, Dominic and Anya and a great-granddaughter, Isabell; two sisters, Linda Farrell of Blanchard and Lois Cooper of Rockford and several nieces and nephews.
David was preceded in death by his parents, William and Iva, two brothers: Junior and Dean Johnston and a sister, Cheryl Houghton.
A funeral service has been scheduled in David’s honor for Friday, April 4 at 1 p.m. at the Brigham Funeral Chapel, 413 E. Gilson, Edmore with Pastor Roger Cooper officiating. The family will receive extended family and friends at a visitation scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2 hours prior to the service).
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Edmore, MI 48829
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