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Obituary ~ Robert Leighton "Bob" Johnston
September 26, 1916 ~ June 21, 1984

Robert L. JOHNSTON, eldest son of Horace and Martha JOHNSTON, was born on September 26, 1916, in Grand River, Iowa, and died June 21, 1984, in Mesa, Arizona, at the age of 67.

On September 7, 1937, he was united in marriage to Floretta FOLTZ. To this union four children were born: Bill, Andy, Ann, and Suzi.

Bob was a long time resident of Mount Ayr and in 1962, along with his wife, Floretta, and daughters, moved to Mesa where he worked at Berge Ford until his retirement in 1977. Bob was very active in retirement and traveled frequently to Iowa.

He was suddenly taken ill at his home in Mesa on June 18, and taken to Mesa Lutheran Hospital where he passed away on June 21 with his wife and children at his side.

He is survived by his wife Floretta; his children, Bill and Donna JOHNSTON of Paulden, Arizona; Andy and Joyce JOHNSTON of O’Fallen, Illinois; Dianne and Jack HILL of Redondo Beach, California, and Suzi and Lannie WALTERS of Mesa, Arizona; six grandchildren, and brothers Bill and Tim, both of Iowa, and brother Dick of Colorado.

Services were at Larry C. Melcher Mission Chapel in Mesa and interment was at Mt. View Memorial Garden, also in Mesa.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2013