Regina R. “Sis” Johnston

Regina R. “Sis” Johnston, 80, of Fort Madison Iowa, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2022, at The Madison in Fort Madison, Iowa.

She and her brother, Raymond, were born the twins of Richard Lee and Genevieve Rose (Vogel) Johnston, on December 4, 1941, in Washington, Iowa,

Survivors include one brother: Carl Johnston of West Point, Iowa; one sister: Marilyn (Maurice) Neuweg of Springfield, Illinois; two sister in-laws: Janet and Liz. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings: Ernest “Ernie”, Merrill “Francis”, Raymond, Robert, Roberta and Joseph; sister in-law: Bonnie.

Sis attended St. Mary’s Catholic High School she received her G.E.D. in 1969. She was a member of Holy Family Parish in Fort Madison and a fifty year member of the Eagle’s Club. She worked for the Sacred Heart Hospital for two years, Troy Laundry, Sheaffer Pen Co. for forty-six years, she did part time bartending for sixteen years and worked at Jacks/Shop-Ko for twenty years. Sis loved to dance and go roller skating.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Dan Dorau and Father John Stack as con-celebrants.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in West Point.

A memorial has been established in her memory for the Fort Madison Food Pantry.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at