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Ernest Allen Johnston

JOHNSTON, VOGEL, LEYES, LIPPER, NEUWEG

Posted By: Stacy Bliesener (email)
Date: 12/4/2014 at 06:41:26

Ernest Allen “Ernie” Johnston, 75, of Burlington, Iowa, died at his home on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Born on July 15, 1939 in Keota, Iowa, he was the son of Richard and Genevieve Vogel Johnston. He married Janet Leyes on May 25, 1958 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa.

Ernie attended school in North English, Iowa and graduated from St. Mary Catholic High School, West Point, Iowa. He worked at I.R.C., material control at J.I. Case, Burlington Community School District in food service delivery and as a bus driver. He owned and operated Yellow Cab Co. and Superior Ambulance Service for 11 years.

He was an avid race fan of Sprint cars and NASCAR. He especially enjoyed watching his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon leading when the checkered flag fell. He loved to read, listen to country music and spend time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed walking, running errands, car rides and playing with his puppy “Wolfie”. He was a member of SS. John & Paul Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; three sons, Jerry (Kelly) Johnston, of Pleasanton, California, Randy (Linda) Johnston of Ft. Madison, Iowa and Jay (Lisa) Johnston of Iowa City, Iowa; one daughter, Lynne Johnston Lipper of South Elgin, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Emily (Justin) Dorothy, Jade Johnston, Daniel Johnston, Jessica (Jacob) Rohde, Kayla (Corey) Lipper, Nile Johnston and Karley (Ben) Lipper; five great-grandchildren, Tate, Carsen, & Aubree Dorothy and Calvin Mayo, Leah Rohde; two brothers, Raymond (Liz) Johnston of Burlington, Iowa and Carl Johnston of West Point, Iowa; two sisters, Regina Johnston of Ft. Madison, Iowa and Marilyn (Maurice) Neuweg of Springfield, Illinois; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Francis “Red”, Robert, Joseph and one sister, Roberta.

The funeral mass for Ernie Johnston will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Burlington, Iowa. Celebrant will be Fr. Marty Goetz. Special music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel with a Wake Service at 7;00 p.m. Memorials have been established for Great River Hospice and SS. John & Paul Catholic Church. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.

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