Deer 03

Barton W. Johnston

September 30, 1948 ~ December 4, 2019 (age 71)


Barton W. Johnston, age 71 of Deerwood died on December 4, 2019 at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.  He was born on September 30, 1948 in Laurelville, Ohio.  Bart married Penrose Middleton on July 9, 1971 in Escanaba, MI.


For 25 years, Bart was the owner and operator of Carney Middleton Ford in Crosby.  He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby, he was a former board member of the Minnesota Auto Dealers Association, was past president of the Crosby Chamber of Commerce; former board member of the Cuyuna Country Club, past director of the 1st National Bank of Crosby, was a member of the Hombre Motorcycle Club.


Bart is survived by his wife Penney; two sons, Ted Johnston of Deerwood and David (Tanya) Johnston of Brainerd; one daughter, Heather (Vern) Erickson of Deerwood; two brothers,

Robert Johnston of Buffalo and John Reynolds of Merrifield; two grandchildren, Megan Erickson and Maxwell Erickson.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby.  Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby.  A visitation will be at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby on Wednesday, December 11th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m.

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December 11, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Koop Funeral Home
32 East Main Street
Crosby, MN 56441

Mass of Christian Burial
December 12, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Crosby
619 Poplar Street
Crosby, MN 56441

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