Bruce Cress Johnston, a talented heavy equipment operator and skilled tractor repairman, passed away on November 28, 2023. Born on November 25, 1983, in Rapid City, SD, Bruce lived a life filled with passion and adventure. His love for trucks, classic cars, and restoring antique tractors ignited his soul and brought him immense joy. He left this Earth surrounded by His Beloved Mother, Sister, and Brother in Law.
Bruce's career as a heavy equipment operator was marked by extraordinary talent and dedication. He possessed an innate ability to maneuver these machines with precision and finesse. Additionally, his expertise in tractor repair showcased his exceptional mechanical skills and commitment to his craft.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Bruce will be remembered for the spark of happiness he brought to every room he entered. His infectious laughter resonated joyously, surpassing the amusement of any joke. It was said that his laughter could be heard for half a mile, leaving an indelible impression on all who had the privilege of hearing it.
Education played a crucial role in Bruce's life journey. Although he received his GED, his thirst for knowledge extended far beyond formal education. He possessed an insatiable curiosity for the world around him, constantly seeking new insights and experiences.
Bruce had a zest for life that encompassed both work and leisure. He found solace in driving anywhere at any time, exploring backroads with the enthusiasm of a true adventurer. His boundless energy was matched only by his deep connection to nature and family ranches. It was in these idyllic settings that Bruce felt most at home.
A loving son and brother of unmatched caliber, Bruce embraced his role with unwavering dedication. He cherished the bond he shared with his beloved father Gary Dwight Johnston who preceded him in death. The memories they created together will forever hold a special place in his heart.
Bruce's legacy is one defined by love and compassion for others. Like Jesus himself, he had a heart of gold and a genuine affection for the most vulnerable among us. His kindness touched the lives of countless individuals, leaving an indelible impact on all who crossed his path.
Bruce's passing came after a brief illness, succumbing to hypoxia. Surrounded by his mother, Cindy Cress Johnston, his sister Sandra Johnston Palluck, and brother-in-law Thomas Palluck, he peacefully transitioned to eternal rest. Their presence during his final moments brought comfort and solace as he embarked on his journey beyond this earthly realm.
Bruce leaves behind a loving family and numerous friends whose lives were forever enriched by his vibrant spirit. He is survived by his beloved mother, Cindy Cress Johnston of Cheyenne, WY; Roxy Fisher of Rapid City, SD; his eldest sister Perri Johnston Davis of Columbia Heights, MN; and his little sister Sandra Johnston Palluck, along with brother-in-law Thomas Palluck and two nephews, Destin Dwight Palluck and Taven Clell Palluck – all of Cheyenne, WY. Bruce also leaves behind many adoring aunts, uncles, and countless cousins who will fondly remember him.
In celebrating Bruce Cress Johnston's life, we honor the memories that he created and the love that he shared. His laughter will continue to echo in our hearts, forever reminding us of the joy he radiated during his time with us. May we find solace in knowing that while he may no longer be physically present, his spirit will forever guide and inspire us.