Walter Jay Johnston, 62, of Mechanicsville, entered eternity on Sunday, February 23, 2020, at home and with family by his side. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:00 pm, Mechanicsville Presbyterian Church, Mechanicsville, followed by cremation. A visitation will be held prior to the funeral from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. A memorial fund has been established for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Transplant Center. Online memorials may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Walter, son of Walter G. and Dorothy (Richardson) Johnston, was born on December 10, 1957 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On December 8, 1978, he was united in marriage to Debra Ann Niles in Mechanicsville, Iowa. Walter received an Associate’s Degree in Production Agriculture from Kirkwood Community College, and later his Business and Computer Program degrees simultaneously at AIC (American Institute of Commerce), Davenport. Being a “people person” with a very outgoing and social spirit, Walter enjoyed being Store Director of Cedar Rapids Toys-R-Us for fourteen years. Prior to retirement, he worked at various Midas store locations in Iowa, ending with Iowa City.
Walter is survived by his wife Debra; two children, Rebecca (Adam) Risius of Clive, Iowa and Benjamin Johnston of Stanwood, Iowa; two sisters, Joan (Jim) Cross of North Liberty, Iowa and Beverly Johnston of Mechanicsville, Iowa, and sister-in-law Kathy (Donald) Johnston. He was preceded in death by his parents Walter G. and Dorothy Johnston; sister, Janet Johnston; and his three brothers, Donald Johnston, Paul Johnston and Billy Johnston.
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