Berniece Johnston, 84, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the home of her daughter, Sally Mertz, in Watertown.
Berniece was born Oct. 21,1932, in Woodstock, Illinois, the daughter of Reinhold and Anna (Rutz) Wille. She was married to Lynn Topel Sr. on Dec. 9, 1952. Lynn died Sept. 13, 1976. She later married George Johnston on March 31, 1979. He died June 27, 2016.