David G. Johnstone, 65 of Browerville, passed away May 23, 2018, surrounded by his family
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 9, at 11 a.m., at the Assembly of God Church in Long Prairie, with Pastor John Serrano officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, June 8, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Assembly of God Church in Long Prairie and one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.
Arrangements are with the Iten Funeral Home of Browerville.
David was born September 5, 1952 to Sheldon G. and Evelyn M. (Vanderhoef) Johnstone. He graduated from Staples High School in 1970. David was employed by Burlington Northern Railroad in Staples and Edgemont, South Dakota as a conductor and engineer. David married Diane M. Cline of Browerville on July 13, 1975. In 1979 they bought the family dairy farm and he also drove truck. He went to work for Union Pacific Railroad in August 8, 1998 and was promoted to engineer in 2000 where he worked until his passing. He was the local chairman of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer and Trainmen Division 333 and was also the Northern Region 3rd Vice Chairman. He was a crop farmer, enjoyed welding, plumbing, electric wiring and working on machinery, spending time with his family, friends, fishing, hunting, church and many road trips. He especially enjoyed attending and watching his children and grandchildren in their events.
Dave is survived by his wife; three sons, Christopher (Sara), Michael (Joni) and Joshua; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Alice Harris, Linda Miller, Donna (Terry) Zimmer; step-siblings, Dave (Karen) Cowell, Mike Danielson and Coleen (Jerry) Bitker; many nieces and nephews and his dog, Hope.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents; step mom. Agnes Johnstone; granddaughter, Kristin Johnstone; step-sister, Patty Danielson; father-in-law, Clifton J. Cline; brothers-in-law Chuck Cline and Willie Harris.