Glenn Robert Johnston

Male 1914 - 1991


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  • Born  29 Jan 1914  Benton Township, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Jan 1991  Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Salem Cemetery, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I101896  Virts
    Last Modified  18 Jul 2017 

    Family 1  Dorotha Susan Clark,   b. 12 Jan 1913, Warren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 2013, Chariton, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Jul 1975  Salem, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  18 Jul 2017 
    Family ID  F41697  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jae Helen Shirer,   b. 1912, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1974, Iowa City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  4 Jun 1938 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Jean Ann Johnston,   b. 24 Mar 1939, Lucas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1991, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Jul 2017 
    Family ID  F41696  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Chariton Herald Patriot, January 10, 1991

      Glenn Robert Johnston, son of Frank and Laura Johnston, was born January 29, 1914 in Benton Township, Lucas County, Iowa. He departed this life at the Lucas County Health Center, January 1, 1991, at the age of 76 years.

      Glenn graduated from Russell High School in 1931. After attending Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls for one term, he taught at Franklin school for two years but preferred farming.

      On June 4, 1938 he was married to Jae Helen Shirer who preceded him in death June 3, 1974. Two children were born to this union, Justine Ann Gillette of Corydon and John Rendell Johnston of Mt. Pleasant.

      He spent most of his life farming on the family farm near Russell. He was active with his family in church, 4-H Club work, Farm Bureau and other community affairs.

      On July 20, 1975 he married Dorotha Sandahl. They have lived in Chariton since retiring from the farm.

      Glenn accepted Christ as his Saviour at an early age. He was a member of the Salem Community Church and served as Sunday School Superintendent until the church closed. Since then he has faithfully attended the Chariton Bible Church when health permitted.

      He is survived by his wife, Dortha, daughter Justine, son Rendell and wife Laura, three grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter, a step-grandson and step-granddaughter, one nephew, four nieces and other relatives and friends.

      His parents, his wife, Jae, three sisters, Nora Brewer, Mildred Sneddeker, Alta Threlkeld, and a brother Harry prececed him in death.

      Glenn was patient and never complained during his long illness, but prayed that the Lord's will be done. Glenn will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

      Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, January 4, at the Fielding Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Serving as bearers were Dan Wiley, Tony Marts, Lloyd LaRue, Judge Johnston, Charles Harding and Marvin Pierschbacher. Interment was in the Salem Cemetery.