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Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston, 69, of Hallock, MN passed away Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. A memorial service will be held Wednesday March 30, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pembina Lutheran Church, Pembina, ND. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, March 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Keith was born September 30, 1946 at Grafton, ND to John A. and Arleigh (Kiesow) Johnston. He grew up in the Neche, ND area, where he graduated from high school. Keith served in the U.S. Army at Fort Carson, CO during the Vietnam War. After his discharge from the service he farmed in the Neche area with his dad. He also was an over the road truck driver and worked for Simplot at Joliette, ND. Things he enjoyed were life at the lake, fishing, and hunting.

He married Sue O’Hara and together they had three children: Lisa, Tara, and Jay. On February 5, 2005, Keith married Roberta Petersburg at Kennedy, MN.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta; children: Lisa Johnston and Tara Zahradka both of Grand Forks, ND, Jay (Jillian) Johnston, Leesberg, GA; stepson: Jeremy (Kristi) Petersburg, Moorhead, MN; grandchildren: Brooklyn; Tyler and Hayley; Kroyden; Avlynn; brothers: Ron (Ruth) Johnston, Arlington, TX and Lynn (Caroline) Johnston, Bismarck, ND. Preceding him in death were his parents.

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Lisa, Tara and Jay- I have great memories at the farm with you all and Uncle Keith! He always made me laugh and smile. I am so sorry for your loss and wanted to let you all know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please feel free to contact me at any time. God bless all of you!

Cindy Mills Apr 3 2016 12:00 AM

Robbie, John and I are so sorry ! Keith was such a great guy! You are in our thoughts and prayers! !

Cindy Erdman Mar 31 2016 12:00 AM

Tara and family, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Jessi Lamberson Mar 30 2016 12:00 AM

Lisa, Tara and Family, So sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tami Rood Mar 29 2016 12:00 AM

Robbie and family, so sorry for your loss! Thinking of you and sending hugs and prayers!

Debbie (Carlson) Simons Mar 29 2016 12:00 AM

Robbie, our sympathies to you. We were saddened to hear of Keith's passing. We will miss his smiling face at Lake of the Woods.

Wayne and Claudia Bendickson Mar 29 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. I wish I had the the right words to say. Just wanting you and your family to know that we are just a phone call away if you need anything.

David & Cheryl Lawson Mar 28 2016 12:00 AM

Our sympathies to you Robbie and your family. We have many good memories and good times of our past visits. God Bless you!

Jim and Gail Norland Mar 28 2016 12:00 AM

connie goldstrand Mar 27 2016 12:00 AM

Words can't express how sorry we are to hear of Keith's passing away. We extend our Deepest Sympathy and our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Richard & Judy Skinner Mar 27 2016 12:00 AM

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