AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
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.