In Memory of

Fred Eugene Johnston

December 31, 1940 - October 9, 2021
From: Cleghorn, IA

Fred Eugene Johnston, the son of Harold and Alvina (Weber) Johnston was born December 31, 1940, in Le Mars, IA. His childhood years were spent near Cleghorn, where he attended school and graduated from Cleghorn High School. Following high school, Fred attended Iowa State University where he excelled on their swim team.

On April 8, 1967, Fred was united in marriage to Judith Malcom. They resided near Cleghorn, where he did custom combining, corn shelling and raised pigs.

Fred was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In his spare time, he enjoyed working on old cars, gardening, attending car shows/cruises, and assisting with 4-H. He also enjoyed sailing, welding, and going on vacations, especially Hawaii. Most of all, Fred enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Fred passed away at Unity Point Hospital in Sioux City, IA, at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Alvina Johnston; and one infant son, Nathan.

He will lovingly be remembered by his wife, Judy Johnston of Cleghorn, IA; daughter, Michelle (Andy) Kounas of Fayetteville, NC; son, Wade (Ann) Johnston of Florida; three grandchildren, Jacqueline Kounas, Zachary Kounas, and Nathan Johnston; one sister, Sharon (Gerri) Dunn of Fort Dodge, IA; and other relatives and friends.

 In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in Fred’s name. www.alz.org

Tribute Video
SERVICES
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Daniel Rupp
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service following visitation at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
MUSIC
Organist- Cain Junkman
Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“So very sorry to hear of your loss. I will be thinking of you guys often in the coming weeks and months. Prayers of comfort and peace to all of you.”
- Jodi B Mongan
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“he will be deeply missed on cruise night, he was a great guy”
- dennis thorp
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“My sympathies Judy to you and your family. Iam so so sorry for your loss. Prayers in the upcoming days for you all.”
- Diana Driggs
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“Judy, Sharon and families, my deepest condolences on the loss of Fred. He was such a nice guy, always. I know you will miss him!”
- Jean (French) Salzwedel
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“Judy and family, our very deepest sympathies go out with you all at this time. Fred was a Great guy and will truly be missed. May you hold onto those wonderful memories and may your faith give you strength in the days ahead. God bless you all..
Karla and Kyle Lundy”
- Karla and Kyle Lundy
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“So Sorry for your loss you are in in my thoughts and Prayers ”
- Jean Kruse
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“we take this moment to pray for freds eternal soul. would like to send our condolences to his family. “…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
– Psalm 30:5”
- phil and sharon reinert
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“We hope today and always, loving memories of Fred and family bring you peace, comfort, and strength. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
- Renae & Michael Porch
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:04 AM
“Judy and family....sending heartfelt sympathy. God grant you peace during this time. ”
- Dave & Becky Westphal
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“So sorry for your loss! Prayers of comfort!”
- Sue Ritts
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“Judy, We were so sorry to hear of Fred’s passing. He was such a GREAT guy!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Pete and Julie Bindner
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“Fred was always a such a gentleman, seemed to be good at what ever he did.
Very likeable person.. So Sorry for Your lose..
May God Speed him home”
- Jacob Bush
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 9:23 AM
“Fred's light will continue to shine through all who knew him. May he rest in peace. My condolences to all of you. ”
- Mary jo Cline
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM
“Deepest Sympathy to Fred's family, what a great guy who will be missed by many. ”
- Duane Mummert
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM
“So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Fred and his sense of humor. ”
- teri chaffin
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM
“Judy, Wade, Ann, Michelle & Andy, and kids - We are so saddened by the loss of Fred. What a wonderful man he was. We always looked forrward to seeing you guys at the holidays. ”
- Jason M Helleloid
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of Fred. He was always a pleasure to talk cars with at car shows. He will be missed. Prayers for his family.”
- Lloyd and Linda Myers
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about Fred...Don worked with him for a few years at Deer Valley..Our Condolences to Judy & The Family...Don & Marcia Florke”
- Don & Marcia Florke
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 4:19 PM
“So sorry to hear this, it is tough.”
- Larry Peters
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