Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Mark Steven Johnston, age 62, of New Rockford, ND, died Monday, August 3, 2020 in his home.
Mark Johnston was born on February 1, 1958, the son of Jerry and Margie Johnston in Lansford, ND and graduated from Lansford High School in 1976. He attended Minnesota State University of Moorhead to complete his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education.
Mark started his teaching career in Fargo, ND at Shanley High School. He got married in 1991 to Laurie and moved to Wyoming for a year where he was a Park Ranger, which was an exciting experience. From there Mark and Laurie moved to Texas where he taught for twelve years. They decided to move back to North Dakota and he has been here ever since. During these years Mark traveled to many states and had many adventures; from feeding marshmallows to alligators in the swamps of Louisiana to attending Les Miserables on Broadway in New York City. However, his greatest pride in his life was raising two of the most amazing kids in the world. He loved them with all of his heart.
He enjoyed golfing, apple pie, and pi. He never failed to put a smile on everyone’s face. The amount of lives he touched cannot be counted (although we’re sure that he would try).
He is survived by his daughter, Briana (Andrew) Floyd, Bagley, MN; son, Eric (Angela) Johnston, Fargo, ND; mother, Margie Johnston, Harlingen, TX; two brothers, Terry (Tonia) Johnston and Jeff (Deb) Johnston; three sisters, Mickey (Andy) Gonzales, Gwen Siegmund, and Marie Johnston; many nieces and nephews; as well as his students and coworkers, whom he thought of as family.
He is preceded by his father, Jerry Johnston.
Celebration of Life will be on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM with a short ceremony and sharing of memories at 11:00AM at the New Rockford Golf Course, New Rockford, ND.
Burial will be at the Castle Rock Valley Cemetery,Castle Rock, MN.
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