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Obituary - Keith M. Johnson

 

Last updated 12/2/2022 at 12:55pm

Keith Johnson

Keith M. Johnson, 67, passed away due to natural causes at Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on Monday, November 21, 2022.

Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at noon Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Immanuel Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.

Keith's family has suggested memorial donations be made in his memory to Immanuel Baptist Church or the charity of the donor's choice.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.

Please visit Keith's online memorial page to send a card or leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .

Keith was born January 27, 1955, in Anaconda to Verner and Lorene (Schoepp) Johnson, joining his five older sisters. A younger brother was soon added to the family. They moved to Havre while Keith was young, and he attended school there, graduating from Havre High School in 1974. He worked on oil rigs for a while and trained as a restaurant butcher. He attended Northern Montana College, majoring in business, and began working at Andy's Supper Club, where he met Denora Reichelt. The couple married in 1980 and remained in Havre, where they raised their daughter, Kim, and their granddaughter SidDora. Keith worked at Andy's and drove school busses before beginning his career with Coca Cola Bottling Company, delivering their products along the Hi-Line. He retired in 2022, and lost Denora a couple of months later.

Keith loved the outdoors, and hunting and fishing were favorite pastimes. He enjoyed playing board games and cards with his family, watching Star Wars movies and watching old westerns with his beloved wife, Denny. Keith also enjoyed traveling. He loved his daughter and adored his granddaughter. His personal relationship with and faith in God enabled him to move through the most devastating losses with peace.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Denora, in May 2022; parents, Verner and Lorene Johnson; and sisters Paulette Johnson and Claudette Nussbaum.

Keith is survived by his daughter, Kim Christine Johnson of Great Falls; granddaughter, SidDora Johnson of Havre; siblings Deb (Ed) Kanduch of Richland, WA, Judi (Ron) Surina of Anaconda, Darla (Jim) Cook of Havre, and Kurt (Renae) Johnson of Great Falls, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and wonderful friends.

 

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