Courtney Johnston


Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:28 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2014 11:09 a.m. CDT

Courtney Johnston, 27, of Dexter, formerly of Greenfield, died Feb. 28, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 7, at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be 4 to 7 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield. Steen Funeral Home, 101 S.E. Fourth St., Greenfield, is in charge of arrangements. A memorial fund has been established at First National Bank, 101 N.E. Hayes St., Greenfield, IA 50849. Online condolences may be left at

Courtney James Johnston, son of Kally (Bonus) and Gale Johnston, was born April 3, 1986, in Creston.

Courtney was raised and grew up in Greenfield. He graduated from Nodaway Valley High School in 2004. He attended SWCC for nursing for a year and then went on to diesel mechanic school at DMACC, graduating in December 2007.

On Sept. 20, 2008, Courtney married Kathleen Baudler at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle.

In March 2008, they moved to Dexter. He worked for Inland Truck Parts as a diesel mechanic in Ankeny, while attending DMACC, and continued to work there for five years.

In 2011, Courtney started working for Interstate Power Systems in Altoona.

Courtney is survived by his wife Kathy and son Lane Johnston of Dexter; parents, Gale and Kally Johnston of Greenfield; brother Ben (wife Angelique) Johnston and daughter Audrey of Adel; sister Brooke (husband Jackson) Bissell of Massena; grandparents, Don and Verna Johnston of Greenfield and Jacqueline “Jackie” Bonus of Creston; mother-in-law Pat Baudler of Winterset; sister-in-law Stacey Baudler of Winterset; father-in-law Mick (wife Cindy) Baudler of Fontanelle; uncles, Steve (wife Gwen) Johnston of Greenfield and Matt (wife Diana) Bonus of Adel; aunts, Marilea (husband Jeff) Devereaux of Ankeny and Kim Romesburg of Creston; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Courtney was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Francis Lee Bonus.

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