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Michael Lee Johnston

Jan 22, 2013

Michael Lee Johnston, 59, Libertyville, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Arbor Court in Mt Pleasant.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Behner Funeral Home with the Rev.Danny Cary officiating.

A private burial will be at a later date in Maple Hill Cemetery, Birmingham.

Memorials can be made to ALS Association, Iowa Chapter (Lou Gehrig’s disease), or Hospice Compassus of Cedar Rapids. Cards and memorials can be sent to 2776 Douds Road, Libertyville, Iowa 52567.

He was born Jan. 7, 1954, in Fairfield, to Kenneth Lawrence and Eva Marie Hootman Johnston. He married Sharon Ann (Bonnett) Potter on Aug. 30, 2003, at their home in rural Libertyville.

He was a Green Bay Packers fan and recently a shareholder. He enjoyed wood working and spending time with his dogs.

He retired from Rockwell/Arvin Meritor after a 30 year career.

He is survived by his wife of Libertyville; three children, Christopher (Casey Ann) Johnston of Eldon, Amanda Jo Johnston of North Liberty, and Tammy Orte (Steve) of Clear Lake; his mother of Fairfield; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dorothy (Gary) Henson of Fairfield.

He was preceded in death by his father.

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