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“From the early days in Moline, the late 1960's, as a brother In DeMolay, I remember when Jim arranged a double date and took me along. It was my...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Stephen Morford - Moline, IL

“So sorry for the loss of Jim. When we worked together he spoke about his children and his one true love Kathy with great admiration and love. Glad...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Rodney Hess - Coal city, IL

“I'm sure that you have already been greeted by Kathy along with so very many old and dear friends that have passed before you, but I'm also sure...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dick Gehr - Coal City, IL

“I'm very fortunate to have known Jim for years. He was such a pleasant person and a wonderful friend. He always shared many inspiring quotes with me...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Norma Hart - Coal City, IL

“I am ao sorry for the loss of cousin Jim....im trying to get off work to attend funeral...if not know his family remains in my thoughts! ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Kris Leatherman - Moline, IL

“Brother Jim,You will be truly missed by all your Masonic Brothers. You are a great man, father and Mason. May you rest in God's eternal peace and may...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: David Lynch - Monee, IL - Friend


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James "Jim" D. Johnston, Sr.
71, of New Lenox formerly of Chicago Heights and Chicago, passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017. He was born in Moline to the late Louis and Alletta (Laughlin) Johnston. Beloved husband of the late Katherine Johnston (Zirzow) and Mary Morris-Johnston; loving father of Michelle (Pierre) Montanez, Noreen (Brian) Castle and James D. Johnston, Jr.; cherished grandfather of Christopher, Ashley and Britney Montanez and Nick, Allison and Brianna Castle; dear brother of Marianne Krismanits; fond uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of American Rabbit Breeders Association, Illinois Rabbit Breeders Association, Master Mason #32nd Shrine, Bowling League for 25 years, Amateur Radio, Masonic Lodge Madison, Lockport, Landmark Doric, Joliet York Right Bodies, Scottish Rite Bodies, Medinah Shrine (Highlanders) and DeMolay in Joliet. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel 102 E. Francis Rd, New Lenox on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 3 - 8pm. Funeral Service Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 11:00am in the funeral home chapel. Interment private. www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3700 for info.