Benjamin D. Johnston

Benjamin D. “Ben” Johnston, 40, died Monday, January 3, 2022, in Oshkosh. He was born in Fond du Lac on October 2, 1981, to Dana and Maggie (Sawyer) Johnston.

Ben loved bass fishing, baseball, and football.

Survivors include his mother, Maggie (Russ) Wiesen; four siblings, Trish Forster, Becca Anger, Lea (Matt) Possehl, and Josh (Mary) Wiesen; his maternal grandmother, Patricia Sawyer; nine nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Dave Sawyer, and an aunt, Rose Sawyer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Katharine Drexel Shelter are appreciated:

PO Box 1473, Fond du Lac, WI, 54936.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Lighthouse Christian Church, 401 S. National Ave., in Fond du Lac with Pastor Dave Ogren officiating. Cremation has taken place.

Services are in the care of Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 North Park Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI, 54935. Additional information and guestbook can be found at