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Ronald Warren Johnston

1935 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Ronald Warren Johnston Obituary
Ronald Warren Johnston, 78, of Ionia went home to be with his Savior on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. He was born on Nov. 13, 1935 in Ionia, Mich., the son of Gerald and Leona (Bennett) Johnston.
Mr. Johnston was the owner and operator of Tony's Crystal Flash in Ionia for 30 years, and kept it a close family operation over that time. After retirement, he drove for Dial-A-Ride for 12 years.
Ronald took pride in his service to the Lord, and served in various positions as a Sunday school teacher, music teacher and Deacon. He loved to play his guitar and sing, fishing, and watching the Detroit Tigers on television. Family was very important to Ronald, and he enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Ronald also loved to frequent ice cream and coffee shops, and watch old time movies.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and his brother, Gerald Johnston Jr.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Beverly Johnston; children, Ronald (Laura) Johnston, Christine (Rod) Galloway, Becky (Bill) Wagner, and Greg (Karen) Johnston; grandchildren, Staci Wagner, Andy (Alisha) Galloway, Stephanie Wagner, Amber Galloway, Tori Johnston, and Abby Johnston; great grandchildren, Dalton Galloway and Lilliana Johnston; siblings, Gordon Johnston and Natalie Witter; many beloved nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Zion United Methodist Church, Ionia, with Pastor Cliff Allen and Pastor Richard Helderop presiding. Interment will take place in the spring at Easton Township Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Lehman Funeral Homes, 220 Rich St., Ionia.
In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald Johnston Fund, in memory of Ron. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on Feb. 4, 2014
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