Clinton Johnston

Clinton Dwight Johnston

Friday, May 12th, 1944 - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Clinton Dwight Johnston joined many family members and friends in his Heavenly home with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on November 12, 2019.

Dwight was born in Bad Axe, MI on May 12, 1944 and moved to Battle Creek, MI as a teenager. Dwight and his family moved to Kalamazoo, MI in 1972 and lived there until 2010 when he and his wife, Karen moved to Grand Rapids, MI to be nearer grandchildren.

Dwight is survived by his wife of 54 years, Karen (Hendershot) Johnston, sons Todd (Brooke) of Walker MI, Tedd (Julie) of Humble, TX and daughter Tara (Jason) Byrd of Ada, MI. Dwight and Karen are also the proud grandparents of seven wonderful grandchildren, Emily Byrd, Taylor Johnston, Jackson Byrd, Calvin Byrd, Thomas Johnston, Samuel Johnston and Molly Johnston. Dwight is also survived by brothers Ken (Sabina) of Los Gatos, CA and Gary of Virginia Beach, VA. Immediate family members who predeceased Dwight are his father, Clinton, mother Dorothy (Eicher), brothers Robert and Paul and a sister, Marilyn (Ausbury).

After joining Price Waterhouse & Co upon graduation from Western Michigan University, Dwight was awarded a CPA certification and went on to a rewarding career in banking rising to CFO and Senior Vice President at the American National Bank in Kalamazoo. He then joined the wonderful management and staff and had an extremely enjoyable tenure at Engineered Plastic Components in Mattawan, MI before retiring in 2004. After retiring, Dwight then formed Midwest Management Resources Inc. specializing in executive recruiting, human resource consulting and financial management.

Dwight served on numerous Board including Battle Creek First Assembly of God (Treasurer), Kalamazoo First Assembly of God (Treasurer), American Red Cross of Kalamazoo County (Chapter Chairman), The Constance Brown Hearing and Speech Center and the American National Bank - South Haven.

Dwight also enjoyed a lifelong love of music, particularly gospel music and was a member of the Forest Hills Adult Community Band. For the last 9 years, he was a proud member of the Calder City Concert Band and enjoyed the friendships and the music with that group.

A memorial service will be held on Friday December 6 and will take place at First Evangelical Covenant Church 1933 Tremont Blvd. NW in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to the service which will begin at 2pm. Refreshments will be served following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to City Linc of Battle Creek or Resurrection Life Church Heart for the Kingdom Fund.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    First Evangelical Covenant Church
    1933 Tremont Blvd. NW
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 2:00pm
    First Evangelical Covenant Church
    1933 Tremont Blvd. NW
    Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Marjorie Laflin

Posted at 11:51am
I had the pleasure of working with Dwight at Engineered Plastic Components. He was an outstanding man. He would always have a smile on his face and an upbeat attitude. Dwight always had an ear to listen if you needed to talk. I feel very fortunate to have known Dwight. He will always be remembered by me.
Marj Laflin

The Steenlands

Posted at 08:31am
We love you, and are praying for you all!
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Ron & Sue Lantrip

Posted at 06:19pm
Dear Karen, Todd, Ted and Tara,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Dwight was such a good man and great example for followers of Christ. So many fond memories of our families getting together, church, choir, Bill Knapp's etc. etc. Praying that The Lord will continue to comfort you as you grieve as well as when you celebrate a life well lived. Blessings and prayers, Ron & Sue

Ken Johnston

Posted at 08:26pm
Dwight was a younger brother that I always looked up to. Dwight was a authentic and genuine Christian gentleman.
A person who loved God, and enjoyed attending events with his family. A scholar, musician and a Christian soldier that fought the good fight and endured the battle of cancer with dignity, Dwight, I will miss you as a brother, and your Friday Hymn postings. Love you! Thank you for all the disciplines that you exemplified to achieve a valued life. "What Day, Glorious Day, That Will Be" when we will meet again, your brother Ken

Susan Hanline

Posted at 03:56pm
It has been a joy to get to know and play music with Dwight in Calcder City and Forest Hills Concert bands.

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