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Andy Johnston

August 10, 1940 - April 6, 2018

Funeral Services: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 – St. Josephs Catholic Church, Mount Ayr
Officiant: Father David Polich
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery – Mount Ayr
Memorials: St. Josephs Catholic Church – Mount Ayr

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Horace A. Johnston, “Andy,” age 77, died on Friday, April 6, 2018 in San Antonio, TX. Andy was born in Diagonal, IA on August 10, 1940, to Robert & Floretta Johnston, but was largely raised by his grandparents, Horace & Martha Johnston, who he had great affection for. He was one of four siblings, to include himself, William Leighton (deceased), Dianne (Jack) Hill, & Suzi (Tooter) Weaver.

Andy had a prosperous career in the civil service, primarily with the United States Air Force. In 1992, he was honored with the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service – the highest civilian award the Air Force can bestow upon a civilian – for his ground-breaking work in communications & technology.

He is preceded in death by his committed and magnificent wife of fifty-three years, Joyce (Caldwell) Johnston, and survived by their devoted daughters, Julie (Kent) Hobbs and Susan (Scott) Spence, their son, Michael Johnston, and their loving granddaughters, Jessie Spence, Madison “Maddy” Hobbs, and Kathryn “Katy” Hobbs. He is also survived by his second wife of almost two years, Eileen Johnston.