Richard Johnston

CREVE COEUR - Richard Dean Johnston, 66, of Creve Coeur passed away at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at his home.

He was born Nov. 19, 1946, in Peoria to Robert Joseph and Lois May (Keller) Johnston. His parents preceded him in death.

Surviving are one sister, Julie (Thomas) Berry of Washington; one brother, Joseph (Janis) Johnston of Bartonville; two nieces; and one nephew.

A United States Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he served from Sept. 15, 1964, to Nov. 22, 1967. He served aboard the USS Eversole.

Richard was a disabled American veteran and was a member of the Martin-Courtney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4835 in Creve Coeur.

Richard enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Martin-Courtney Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4835, 628 S. Main St., Creve Coeur, IL 61610.

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Feb. 22, 2013