Share:  

Pleasant Hill

Jack Gene Johnston, 84, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017, at Valley View Village in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jack was born September 21, 1933, in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, to Ira “Bryan” and Rosa (Moore) Johnston. He married Ruthan Marie Lower on May 10, 1983, in Des Moines, Iowa at Staves United Methodist Church. He worked at Firestone retreading tires for over 25 years prior to his retirement. Jack enjoyed golfing and traveling, especially to Branson. He loved music and playing his guitar. Jack liked watching sports on television and coached his daughter’s softball team when he was younger.

Jack is survived by his wife, Ruthan, daughter, Dianna (Jim) Flaten, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, siblings, James “JB” Johnston, Rosemary Perrigo, Carolyn (Gary) Hiatt and John (Pat) Johnston, and many other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Kenny and Steve, his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m., followed by funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, October 6, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Burial will take place at Laurel Hill Cemetery after the funeral.

Special thanks to the physicians at Mercy Oncology and the entire staff at Valley View Village. Memorial contributions may be directed to Valley View Village in appreciation of their care of Jack.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Friday, October 6, 2017
10:00 to 11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Service:
Friday, October 6, 2017
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines
Disposition:
Urn Burial
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Des Moines
Arrangements:
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

Order Flowers
Order Flowers