Keven C. Johnstone, 59, of Froid died at his home Jan. 17, 2022.
He was born Oct. 25, 1962, in Missoula to John and Norma Jean (Mogan) Johnstone. He and his younger sister got to experience living in various towns in Montana as well as Washington while his family moved around for their mother's job as a teacher. He graduated high school in Medicine Lake in 1981. He then attended college in Williston, N.D., and Bozeman.
He made a career working as a motor hand in the oil field and most recently was employed by Nabors, Inc. It was hard work, but he was dedicated to his trade as it gave him the benefit of work and income while he pursued his true passion of farming.
He met Dawn Loegering in September 2004. They married the following year on Oct. 15, 2005. Although their relationship began by way of technology, the couple enjoyed spending time together driving the back roads through the country. Navigation wasn’t always a strong suit. Through this marriage, he accepted a daughter by choice and they exchanged jokes and gag gifts and enjoyed many adventures.
He had many titles, but one of his most cherished was “Papa.” His four grandchildren were his pride and joy. They all looked forward to his visits whether in person or video chats.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn (Loegering) Johnstone of Froid; daughter, Tiffany Roebuck of Mobridge, S.D.; four grandchildren; mother, Norma Jean Johnstone of Froid.; and sister, Michelle Gay of Moose Lake, Minn.
A graveside committal service was conducted Saturday, June 25, at the South Froid Cemetery.