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Paul Johnston, of Stanchfield, died on Sunday, July 9, 2017 as a result of a motorcycle accident.  He was 47 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Saturday, July 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.  Rev. Dean Oelfke will officiate.

VISITATION will be held on Friday, July 14 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Fish Lake Cemetery in rural Mora.

Paul Allan Johnston, age 47, of Stanchfield, MN, formally of Ogilvie, MN, passed away on July 9, 2017 from a motorcycle accident.  

Paul was born on December 14th, 1969 in Minneapolis, MN where he was taken home by Ted and Esther Johnston. He grew up in Ogilvie, MN with two brothers, Chuck and Steve Johnston.  Paul attended school in Ogilvie and excelled in his athletics (football, basketball, wrestling and track & field).  After high school Paul dedicated over 25 years of his life working construction; he was a very hard worker.  Paul met his former wife Lisa Larson in 1990 and they married in 1995. Paul was a great stepfather to Jon and Krista Larson and soon after became a father to a son, Tristan Johnston, born in 1997.  Paul’s greatest blessing in life was Tristan “Bucksnort”; he was his best friend. 

Coyote, bobcat, and deer hunting with Tristan were Paul’s favorite hobbies.  Paul also enjoyed snowmobile trips, fishing, being on the water, and riding Harley with his brother and nephew.  Friends were an important part of Paul’s life; he easily made friends with anyone he met.  He had a very kind heart; was loving, and cared for everyone.  Paul loved being an uncle and referred to himself as “Uncle Paul”.  Paul was a wonderful father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend.  He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.  “Uncle Paul’s” smile and dimples will never be forgotten.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Leonard and Lydia Johnston. 

Paul is survived by his son Tristan Johnston of Stanchfield, MN; stepson Jonathan (Katy) Larson and granddaughter Aili of Cambridge, MN;  stepdaughter Krista (Chuck Fulton) Larson and grandchildren Amiyah, Avery, Asher, and Azaleah of Cambridge, MN; parents Ted and Esther Johnston of Ogilvie, MN; brother Chuck (Marcy) Johnston and nephews Rylee and Colton Johnston all of Ogilvie, MN; niece Lacey Johnston of Duluth, MN;  brother Steve Johnston of Ogilvie, MN; sister-in-law Dana (Calvin) Gustafson and nieces Breanna Scott, Arianna Gustafson and nephew Kyler Gustafson all of Stanchfield, MN; girlfriend Stacy Johnson of Stanchfield, MN; along with many other family and friends. 


11 thoughts on “PAUL JOHNSTON”

  1. Ted and Esther, I am so very sorry to hear about your tragic loss. My heart is breaking for you and your family.

  2. Pauly,
    I will always miss your smile and your zest for life.
    Hunting season won’t ever be the same, It will take awhile not to look for your coyote rig on my way home. And anytime anyone says “relax” I’ll think of you.
    Miss you,

  3. Ted and Esther,
    Can’t even imagine the loss you are feeling right now. May God’s healing touch guide you through this extremely tough time. Thinking of you all!

  4. Ted and Ester, sorry for your loss. Paul and I were in the same grade through high school. And boy do I have some stories. I will be keeping your family in my prayers.

    Jackie Crowell Peterson.

  5. From all the members of C&L Excavating, Inc. our hearts go out to your family. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

  6. Ted, Esther, and family

    So sorry for your loss. Paul will be missed by so many. I remember all of the fun things that we did through church and Sunday School. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

  7. My sincere condolences to the family of Paul. At such times of sorrow and helplessness we may ask, “Will I ever see or embrace my loved one again?” God wants us to be able to see and enjoy the company of our loved ones again and in a healthy condition (Isaiah 33:28). This is why we are promised a similar resurrection as when Jesus resurrected Lazarus in front his sisters Martha and Mary on earth at John 11:14, 38-39, 43-44. God promises a time soon where no family will ever have to mourn the death of a loved one ever again when he stops it as mentioned in Revelation 21:3,4. May the memories of Paul bring you much comfort, and sense of peace as you begin to heal; and, may God’s promise of a resurrection bring you hope that you will soon see him again. (Acts 24:15)

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