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Stephen F. Johnston ’60

October 8, 2021, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Born in Bozeman, Montana, Stephen spent his school years in Tacoma, Washington, and Portland. He was at Reed for four years and majored in chemistry, but got his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota. He worked for 3M, first in the magnetic products division and then in 3M pharmaceuticals, where he was part of the team working on the nitroglycerin patch.

He met Barbara Meuleners on a blind date, and they married in 1965 and had two children, Jason and Jolie. Stephen was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling, but his real passion was live theatre. He acted in 40 shows and was a board member at Lakeshore Players for 23 years. After havng been residents of White Bear Lake for more than 60 years, he  and Barbara moved to Echo Ridge Senior Living in Oakdale, Minnesota. When Barbara died last year, Stephen moved to Polar Ridge Senior Living in North St. Paul. He is survived by his children and his sister, Nancy Erben.

Appeared in Reed magazine: March 2022

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