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Lyle (Gene) Eugene Johnston, 86, of Hermann MO, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, in Missouri.
Gene was born on September 8, 1936, in Beaconsfield, IA, a son to Vaughn and Mildred Johnston (Maxwell). He was a 1955 graduate of Mount Ayr High School, where he was an All-State Basketball player. Gene graduated from University Northern Colorado and began his career in sales, eventually owning his own business which was his life-long passion.
On July 14, 1962, Gene was married to Nancy Wortman, they moved for Gene’s job to Minnesota, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and finally Missouri near Hermann where they resided for 49 years. Gene enjoyed all local sports (especially Cardinal baseball), teaching adult Sunday school and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his three children and their spouses, six grandchildren, sister, Betty Oxenreider of Creston IA, sister-in-law, Bonnie Ford of St. Augustine, FL and nieces and nephews.
He is proceeded in death by his parents, brother and sister in-law, Don and Naomi Johnston, brother-in-law, Don Oxenreider, and brother-in-law, Jerry Ford.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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  1. Jami cunningham on February 15, 2023 at 2:19 pm

    So sorry for your loss

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