William Johnston

  • Born: December 28, 1937
  • Died: June 29, 2019
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Johnston, age 81, passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

William was married to Rosemarie for 61 years. Together, they had two children. He was a loving father and enjoyed fishing and hunting. He served in the United States Navy from 1957-1962. During his time of service, he was severely injured and remain disabled the remainder of his life.

William was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Margaret Johnston; and in-laws, James and Lucile Van Norden.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rosemarie Johnston; daughter, Margaret and John Leith; son, William J. and Margaret Johnston; grandson, Brian Leith; granddaughter, Julie and Nicholas Heard; granddaughter, Marie Johnston; granddaughter, Kerri Johnston and Corey Baker; great-grandson, Hudson Baker; sister-in-law, Shirley Brookhouse; brother-in-law, James and Linda Van Norden; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services with military honors are at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3 at Langeland Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland, MI 49423 preceded by a time of visitation with the family beginning at Noon.

Burial to take place in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made in William's honor to Hospice of Holland.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I will always remember Bill's gift of gab. He would talk and talk to other residents while at MediLodge which was a real gift to these residents who needed someone to talk to. Bill was at the hub of our Veterans group meetings where he became like family. I will also remember singing "Young Love" to Bill and Rosemarie on their 61st wedding anniversary. He is remembered fondly in my heart and the hearts of others here at MediLodge. What a wonderful man and wonderful couple! I look forward to seeing Him again someday with all his ailments forever gone.

Posted by Ron Schuster - Holland, MI - Friend   July 04, 2019

Dear Margaret(Leith),Rosemarie and family,
So sorry for your loss, pray you will feel God's arms around you and feel his peace and strength in the days to come. Margaret, can still remember our parents getting together and playing cards. Also remember our one semester in college up north, was fun times

Posted by Evon Van Slooten - Holland, MI - Friend   July 03, 2019

Dear Ree and family,
You have my heartfelt sympathy. I hope you can envision your husband, well and happy in heaven. You will see him again. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Arden Post - Holland, MI - Friend   July 03, 2019

May the memories of your husband and father bring you peace. We do not lose the ones we love, they only go before. He will always be in your minds and hearts.

With sincere sympathy,

Ken and Janice Policha

Posted by Kenneth Policha - Grandville, MI   July 02, 2019

Ree you have my deepest condolences.

Posted by Laurie Luke - HOLLAND, MI - Friend   June 30, 2019


Dear friends So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Hugs, Chris Nielsen

Posted by Chris Nielsen - Bassett, NE   June 29, 2019

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