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Dale W. “Pud” Heusner “loving husband, father, and grandfather”
SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---Dale W. “Pud” Heusner, 77, of Shinglehouse, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
Born on October 8, 1940 in Hanover, he was a son of Earl W. and Doris E. Zinn Heusner. On January 31, 1976 in Shinglehouse, he married Pamela M. Tinsley, who survives.
Pud was a graduate of Eichelberger High School, Class of 1958, in Hanover and was a proud U.S. Navy veteran. He attended yearly reunions of the USS Collett, which he sailed on during his Navy service.
Pud was employed as a fleet mechanic for MDS Laboratories in Olean, N.Y. and was also the fleet service supervisor for Adelphia Communications in Coudersport until his retirement.
He was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hanover and attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. Pud was a member of Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 and a member of the Potter County Honor Guard. He was a 55 year life member of the Eagle Fire Company #2 in Hanover. He loved hunting, fishing, his yearly fishing trip to Oneida Lake, and making sauerkraut. He had a great love for people and loved to make them laugh.
Surviving besides his wife are four children, Lori M. Heusner of Hanover, Lois A. (Joe) Von Sas of McSherrystown, Dean (Tammy) Heusner of York, and Doris Heusner of Hanover; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Donald Heusner of Hanover.
In addition to his parents, Pud was predeceased by a sister, Diane Heusner.
A celebration of Pud’s life will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1pm at the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate. Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors at the conclusion of the celebration. A time of fellowship will follow until 4pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pud’s name may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Potter County Honor Guard, c/o Gordon Visseau, 48 Wapsena Road, Little Genesee, NY 14754.
Pud’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Pud, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
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