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Lewis R. Johnston

August 9, 1929 ~ October 24, 2020 (age 91)

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Lewis R. Johnston, 91, of Defiance, passed away on  October 24, 2020 at the CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center in Defiance, Ohio with his wife of almost 70 years by his side. 
He was born on August 9, 1929 to Arthur and Katie (Sines) Johnston in North Creek, Ohio.  On October 27, 1950 he married Mary Ann  (Demland) Johnston who survives in Defiance.
Lew was branch manager and Vice President of the former Home Saving and Loan.   He attended the Bethel Christian Church, a member of theNapoleon Rotary Club, the Grand Lodge of Ohio since March 30, 1953, and the Omega Lodge #564.
Lew is survived by his loving spouse, Mary Ann and his son, David L (Denise) Johnston of Sylvania, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters.
Services will be private and burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery at a later date.   Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements.     
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