George A. Heigel, 80, of Main Street, Kersey, died on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Dubois Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
He was born on January 23, 1943, in Kersey, a son of the late James and Frances Eckard Heigel.
On June 21, 1969, in Ridgway, he married the late Linda Johnston Heigel, who preceded him in death on March 21, 2021. Together they were blessed with nearly 52 years of marriage.
George was a lifelong resident of Kersey and graduate of St. Marys High School. He was a member of St. Boniface Church and the Dagus Mines American Legion. George served in the U.S. Air Force from 1960 until 1964, and following his discharge from the service, earned a degree in accounting from Bliss Business College. He retired after many years at Stackpole and JIT.
Over the years, he spent time traveling the USA with his wife, and spent a lot of time at Brookstone Camp. An avid hunter and fisherman, George loved the outdoors and will be remembered for always taking care of his neighbors and shoveling the snow from the car wash to the school. Friends and family alike were always welcome in George and Linda's home, and together they loved spending time with their family. He had a special place in his heart for his pets, especially his dogs. He enjoyed bowling on the leagues in Kersey, going for rides in the car, and was a trusted friend and mentor to many.
He is survived by one daughter, Stacy Faulk of Imperial Pa, one son; George Heigel and his wife Rhonda of Kersey, 6 grandchildren; Grace, Nicholas, Jackson, Aleena, Saige, and Amelia, and one great grandson, Lucas. He is also survived by 2 brothers, William Heigel Sr. of Kersey and James (Betty) Heigel, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife. he was preceded in death by a sister; Sally Uberti, and by a son-in-law; Scott Faulk.
A Memorial Service for George A. Heigel will be held on Monday, August 28, 2023 at 4:00 PM at the Krise Funeral Home, Kersey.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Fox Township Burial Detail.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, August 28, 2023 from 3:00 PM until the time of the service.
Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.
Krise Funeral Home, 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com