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Jerome William Johnston

LAONA, Wis. - Jerome William Johnston, 83, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, in Laona.

Jerome was born on April 16, 1940, the son of Howard and Germaine (Corcoran) Johnston.

Jerome graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood, Michigan, with the class of 1959. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and proudly served for 11 years. After his stint in the service, Jerome worked with his father running a carpentry business out of their McLeod Avenue shop.

He leaves behind his children, Jerry Jr. (Michelle) Johnston, Kathy (Pete) Kafczynski, Brian (Corine) Johnston and Patti (Darryl) Hagstrom; grandchildren, Rikki, Jarek and Paige Johnston, Nathan (Jonnie) Stutz, Janelle Worthington, Elaina Johnston, Emily Johnston and Alexis Hagstrom; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and his sister, Sarah Johnston.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, in 2020; his parents; in-laws, Reino and Irene Peltomaki; and infant daughter, Mary.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

The family has entrusted Weber-

Hill & Packard Funeral Home of Crandon with the arrangements.

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