Harvey Allen Johnston

Harvey Allen Johnston

September 14, 1944 – November 1, 2020
Beloved father, grandfather, husband and faithful friend to many, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, in Brainerd. Harv was born in Minneapolis on Sept. 14, 1944. He attended Benilde High School and U of M. He spent 40 years working as a packaging engineer for Poly Foam, Inc. in Lester Prairie. He married the love of his life Pat in 1965 and together they raised four children, Tom, Amy, Steve and Katy, whom they lovingly called their TASK. Family meant everything to Harv. He was so proud to be a grandpa. The biggest part of his life beyond family was his AA family with 38 years of sobriety and support through Alcoholics Anonymous. Harv sponsored dozens of recovering people. He leaves behind his wife Pat, children Tom, Amy (Kent) Hylton, Steve (Sara) Katy (Mary), seven grandkids, six siblings, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Due to COVID-19 restrictions a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Donations will be gratefully accepted for Lakes Area Alano Association, 7829 Hwy 210, Baxter, MN 56425, an organization close to his heart. (Published in the Star Tribune on November 5, 2020)