Dennis Duane Johnston

1946 - 2020

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Dennis D. Johnston, 73, of Findlay passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born in Findlay on December 10, 1946 to the late Edson B. and Viola R. (Crawfis) Johnston. Dennis is survived by his son, Chad Johnston of Findlay; sisters: Deanna Myers and Sharon Kaufman, both of Findlay, Nancy Rogers of Florida, and Teresa (Randy) Phillips of North Baltimore; and a brother, Gary Johnston of Florida. Mr. Johnston is also survived by two grandchildren: Lina Johnston and Chad Johnston, Jr; great-granddaughter, Kaybrie; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Paula Johnston; and brothers-in-law: Tom Kaufman, Jon Myers, and Arthur Rogers. He was a 1965 graduate of Findlay High School and served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy. Dennis then worked at and retired from Honeywell. Following retirement, he worked part-time as a greeter for Meijer and Walmart and volunteered at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. He was a baseball fanatic who enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians and the Toledo Mud Hens. He was also an Ohio State Buckeye Fan and enjoyed fishing. A funeral service will begin at 1:00pm on Monday, June 15, 2020 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME where the family will receive friends from 11:00am until the time of service. A private burial will take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Dennis to the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Monday, June 15th 2020 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Monday, June 15th 2020 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    Findlay Hancock County Public Library - Johnston
    206 Broadway St.
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : The family of Dennis Johnston
Date :Friday, June 12th 2020
From : Barb
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dennis was my neighbor he was very kind & always happy. He used to go the store and buy my dog some bones & make them sit to get their treat. Whenever they saw him they would go sit by the fence and patiently wait for him.
He will be missed. My condolences to your family.

To : The family of Dennis Johnston
Date :Friday, June 12th 2020
From : Sharon Nagy
The world lost one of the kindness and likeable person to set foot on this earth! Dennis could brighten your day with his smile! May he Rest In Peace! I am sure Tom Kaufman and
Dennis are having a big reunion!2

To : Deanna Myers and family
Date :Saturday, June 13th 2020
From : EllenBrady
I am So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all. Ellen

To : The Family of Denny
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Jim Cira- Farmers Insurance
I will miss Denny. We had a common interest in fishing. When he would visit our office, he would talk about fishing and I wasn't available he would ask my office manage about her family and hunting. Prayers go out you all of you. God Bless!

To : Dennis D Johnston family
Date :Tuesday, June 16th 2020
From : Larry 'LA' Davis
Dear Johnston Family, I am deeply saddened to learn of Denny's passing. We shared so many laughs from our Autolite days right up to recently at 50 North. He always brightened my day and brought a smile to my face whenever we chanced to meet. I'm sure 'Carp' & Brother-in-Law 'Charlie' have Heaven's Gate in "stiches"! I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Larry Davis