Obituary and Service Information for Earl Eugene Johnston

Johnston, Earl Eugene

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visitation Location:
Mahn Funeral Home De Soto

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 10:00 am

Service Location:
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Peaceful Ridge Cemetery

American Lung Association

Earl Eugene Johnston of DeSoto, Missouri passed away at his residence on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 73 years. He was born on July 24, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, son of the late Carl and Alice (Ohms) Johnston.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl Johnston Jr., Wes Johnston, and Ronnie Johnston. Earl was a carpenter by trade and prior to his retirement he worked with his brother for several years at Wes Johnston Contracting. In his spare time, he enjoyed “tinkering” in his garage, barbecuing, and spending time with his family and friends.

He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him including his wife of 52 years, Rita Fay (Bourisaw) Johnston of DeSoto, son David (Jennifer) Johnston of Festus, daughter Lisa (the late Stephen) Braddy, grandchildren: Brianna Oliver, Zane Braddy, Alexis Shoults, and Adelynn Johnston, and numerous other relatives, dear friends, and neighbors.

Visitation for Earl will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Mahn Funeral Home in DeSoto. A Funeral Mass for Earl will be celebrated by Fr. Alexander Anderson at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in DeSoto. Interment will take place at the Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in DeSoto.

In lieu of flowers memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mahn Funeral Home, 900 North Main Street, DeSoto, Missouri 63020. View obituary online at


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