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Jeremy Johnston

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Jeremy Johnston, age 41 of New Hampton, Iowa died Monday, August 21, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home -- Olson Chapel in Nashua with Rev. Jane Keel presiding. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home -- Olson Chapel. Jeremy Kenneth Johnston was born January 28, 1976 in Waterloo, Iowa the son of Kenneth P Johnston and Karen (Kuker) Johnston. When he was born he was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester where he spent 77 days in ICU isolation and had many surgeries. He started out a fighter. Jeremy received his education from Charles City High School in Charles City, Iowa, during which time he was manager for the football team during his high school years. After graduation he enjoyed working on cars, driving semis and operating heavy machinery. Jeremy moved to a farm near Alta Vista where he cared for many animals including, cows, sheep, chickens, pigs, rabbits, goats, horses, but most loved were his dogs. Jeremy loved rescuing any and every dog. He eventually moved to a farm near Ionia where he was able to continue to rescue even more dogs. At one time he had a total of 28 dogs living on his farm along with other animals. There were times when the dogs would all be in the house. Jeremy had a way with animals. There rarely was fighting, they all got along. Everyone enjoyed going to visit the farm. His other passions were stock car races, NTPA truck and tractor pulls. His great talent was to be able to track down vehicle parts for others. He always knew where or someone to help find them. Jeremy’s laughter was infectious, no matter how down in the dumps you felt, he always could find encouraging words and had a sense of humor that would snap you out of it. Then there was Duchess his little girl, she was his dad’s dog. She became his world and went everywhere with Jeremy. She was his pride and joy. Sweet Duchess Ann Marie. Jeremy is survived by his mother, Karen Johnston of Ionia, IA; two sisters, Lana (Dave) Cournia of Jackson, WI, Jennifer Johnston of New Hampton, IA; three nephews, Jared Johnston, Tannon (Josie) Schultz and Seth Johnston; two nieces, Nicole (Matt) Clark, Braden Roth; two great-nieces, Madyson Roth, Kiernan Clark; great nephew, Declan Clark. He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Johnston in 2011, and his grandparents

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  1. Dearest Karen and Families, We were so very sorry to hear of your loss of Jeremy. There are no words that can ease your pain. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers now and as you all face the difficult days ahead. We love You! Harry and Mary and families

  2. My sympathy to Jeremy’s family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. God Bless all of you. Mary Wegner

  3. We only knew Jeremy for a few years,but it feels like it was a lifetime.We loved him so much and always will!Was always so nice to see him whenever he would come visit us.Our girls were always so excited to see him and his friend/puppy Dutchess.Jeremy always had a smile on his face and a great sense of humor.He was like our big teddy bear and he will be missed so very much!:cry::hugging_face::heart_eyes:From Colter&Ashley Kirby and our girls Caydence and Hadley(a couple of his favorite munchkins:green_heart:)

  4. Karen, my dear cousin, my heart goes out to you, Jennifer and the family. Losing a loved one is so difficult and words so inadequate. We are suppose to go before our children, but God has called him home. Jesus will tuck him in at night now rather than you. Jeremy is in good hands. Mom, Jeanette, Steve, Jeff and I are thinking of you and pray for you. Love from us to you.

  5. Saddened by your loss. Your in our prayers. One of my fondest memory of Jeremy was when he had chicken pox. He took a magic marker and connected all the dots. He could fill a room with so much laughter

  6. Dear Karen, So sorry to hear of your loss of Jeremy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Jeremy would always come to my desk and have a chat with me when he came to the office. May God’s love give you comfort, strength, and peace at this time. THINKING OF YOU. Love, Jolee Drape

  7. My sincere sympathy to you Karen and All of your family!! Hold God close to you to give you peace and enjoy your memories to keep him in your heart! <3

  8. My sympathy to you Karen and Jennifer and families, words fail me at this time. Hold close all the good memories of times you had with Jeremy. I will keep you both in my prayers. Nancy Franzen

  9. Karen and family–My deepest sympathy to you on your loss. At one time I babysat Jeremy and remember him as quite the character! Keeping all in my prayers. Colleen Ehr

  10. I am so sorry for your loss of Jeremy. He was such a wonderful man. He always talked to my two boys and me. He could always make us laugh. We will always remember Jeremy and will always love him. Love Cody, Dylan and Robyn Herrmann

  11. Karen….I’m so sorry to hear about Jeremy’s passing….wish there was something I could do to make things better..you are all in my prayers….take care

  12. Karen and family, My heart goes out to you. So sorry for your loss. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. June and Bob Eggers

  13. Lana & Braden, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. :purple_heart::purple_heart:

  14. Dear Seth, Jennifer, We are sorry loss of uncle, and brother to. I meet him a couple time in the mailroom. I always like his dog.He loved to talk people. God Bless you all and thoughts and prayer out to You all. Jemery ‘s neighbor apt. 2 Brenda Parks

  15. Too late for this but this makes me sad Jennifer my heart goes out to you as well as aunt Karen.

    Would love to reconnect

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