Daniel “Dan” L. Johnston
April 23, 1942 - October 31, 2023
Obituary For Daniel “Dan” L. Johnston
Daniel “Dan” L. Johnston, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at Bedrock Healthcare in Beaver Dam, WI. He was born on April 23, 1942, to Gerald and Helen (Spandet) Johnston in Bloomington, IL. Dan married Sharon Sparr on June 13, 1964, in Farmer City, IL, 6 months after joining the Air Force for four years.
Dan received his Bachelor of Science Ceramic Engineering at the University of Illinois. He worked at the Department of Natural Resources for over 25 years in air pollution. He also worked as a minister at a Christian Church in DeLand, IL.
Dan enjoyed his pets, reading and sewing, even making all the grandkids learn how to sew. He was a fun person to be around, even was times were hard, he was always happy and helping people.
Dan is survived by his wife; grandchildren, Jennifer (Justin) Perttunen, Jaclyn VanDyk, Braden Reed; 6 great grandchildren; siblings, Joe Johnston, Sheryle Carpenter, Barb Brown, Linda Kefi, Meta Linn, David Johnston; son-in-law, Brady Reed and other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Christine Reed at the age of 53 years.
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