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Richard "Dick" A. Johnston

August 7, 1937 — July 7, 2020

Richard A. “Dick” Johnston, 82, of Harrisville, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Born August 7, 1937 to Arnold and Letha (Deforest) Johnston in Haynes Township MI, he has been a lifelong resident of the Alpena and Harrisville area. Dick served in the U.S. National Guard. Dick worked for many years at Fletcher Paper Company. In 1961, he married Marilyn Wallace. She preceded him in death on October 30, 2003. In retirement, Dick enjoyed working at Alcona Motors for several years. On April 30, 2005, he married Ruth LeCuyer. Dick was a member of the Alcona Classic Tractor and Engine Club. He enjoyed hunting, cutting wood, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, his daughter, Kim Johnston (Fred Busse), his son, Michael “Petey” Johnston, his grandson Ryan Johnston, three stepchildren, Brian (Rene) Holmes, Jeff (Louanne) Holmes, and Mark (Teena) Holmes, several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren, his sister, Linda (Robert) Fox, and two brothers, Robert (Virginia) Johnston, and G. Mike Johnston. In addition to Marilyn, he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Carole Johnston, and his brother-in-law, Robert Wallace. Mr. Johnston is at Gillies Funeral Home in Lincoln, where friends may call on Sunday, July 12, from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. Funeral services will be Monday, July 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Rev. Angela Lovegrove will officiate. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Harrisville. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Richard "Dick" A. Johnston, please visit our flower store.
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