Johnston, Darrell Norman 1940-2017
JOHNSTON, HEBERER, MILLER, COLYN, ROBERTSON, JOHNSON, GILHOOLY, MAASDAM
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Date: 12/2/2017 at 09:44:39
Darrell Norman Johnston
March 22, 1940 - November 19, 2017
Darrell Norman Johnston, 77, of Newton, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, Iowa. A memorial service officiated by Pastor Melissa Sternhagen will be held at Progress Industries (1017 East 7th Street North, Newton, Iowa) on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a visitation with a balloon ascension ceremony. Burial will follow at the Restland Cemetery in Baxter, Iowa.
Darrell was born in Marshalltown, Iowa on March 22, 1940 to Norman and Mary (Heberer) Johnston. He resided in Newton much of his life and worked at Progress Industries. He loved babies and children and spending time with his family especially at Christmas time. Darrell's Progress Industries and Jasper County Care Facility staff families who lovingly supported and cared for him for so many years were a great joy to him. He also enjoyed his pet birds, watching airplanes and trucks, hugs and teasing.
Those left to cherish his loving memory are his siblings Marilyn (Doug) Miller of Solon, Marlys Colyn of Baxter, and Dale (Michael Robertson) Johnston of San Diego, CA; nephews Jeff (Erin) Johnson and children Andrew and Piper, Jim (Tania) Johnson and children Kai and Cam, Joel (Cindy) Colyn and children Allison and Trenton; nieces Jill (Michael) Gilhooly, and Janelle (Dwayne) Maasdam and children Zach and Taylor; and his loving Progress Industries family.
He was preceded in death by his grand parents, parents, and brother-in-law Bill Colyn.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Progress Industries.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Darrell and his family. ~ The Fredregill Funeral Home, Baxter, Iowa 19 Nov 2017.
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