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Frances "Pat" (Wilson) Johnston

1932 ~ 2019 (age 86)

Frances “Pat” Johnston, age 86, of Owatonna, passed away September 21, 2019 at the Owatonna Hospital. 

Friends may greet the family from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday September 28, 2019 at the Brick Meger Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Austin.

Pat was born in Lansing Township to parents Carl and Bertha (Pfotenhauer) Wilson.

She attended Austin Schools until 9th grade obtaining her G.E.D. later in life.  She married Merle Johston in 1947 in Sioux Falls, SD. They lived in Austin, Chicago and Waseca, finally settling down in Owatonna.  Pat worked at Federated Insurance for many years, then she worked at Truth Hardware retiring after 25 plus years. 

In retirement she attended craft shows, enjoyed traveling throughout the United States, and camping with her family.  Her hobbies included sewing and gardening. She was a member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary volunteering for many of their events.

Pat is survived by children, Brent (Linda) Johnston, Blooming Prairie, Mark Johnston, Blooming Prairie, Sterling Johnston, Owatonna, Bonnie Johnston (Jake), Medford, Boyd (Deb) Johnston, Owatonna; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by husband; parents; son, Brett; siblings, Carl, George, Mercedes, and Nadene. 


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