August 28, 2010
Louis G. Heffner, 66, of Lake Wynonah, died Saturday morning at his home.
Born in Fountain Springs, July 25, 1944, he was a son of the late Louis M. and Bertha Marquardt Heffner.
In 1962, Louis graduated from Pottsville High School. In 1964, he attended the Ford School of Business in Pottsville and in 1966, he attended the Trenton State College.
On April 23, 1966, he married the former Constance Anne Kelly, who survives.
Before entering the Air Force, Louis was employed by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Chief Master Sergeant Heffner's first duty assignment was the 7th Air Force (DOE), Tan Son Nhut Air Base, Vietnam. His other assignments during his 27 years with the Air Force included the Presidential Squadron, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Embassy-Tel Aviv, U.S. Armed Forces-Europe, and various other duty stations in the United States.
During CMS Heffner's career with the Air Force, he was a Bronze Star
recipient, a Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm recipient and received numerous other meritorious and service medals.
After retiring from the Air Force, Louis worked for 15 years for Jetsen Direct Mail.
Louis truly enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling with friends and traveling with his wife. His memory will live on through all those that were touched by his life.
In addition to his parents, Louis was preceded in death by a son, John J. Heffner.
Surviving Louis, in addition to his wife of 44 years, Connie, are a son, Louis G. Heffner Jr., and his wife, Gretchen, Aiken, S.C.; two daughters, Kelly L. and her husband, John Thompson, Orwigsburg, and Elizabeth A. Ketz, Shillington; six grandchildren, Ian Thompson, Eric Thompson, Leo Thompson, Zoe Thompson, Cassidy Ketz and John Ketz; a brother, William Heffner and his wife, Pam, Pottsville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Arch streets, Pottsville, with the Rev. Darcy Reis officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home Inc., Sixth and West Market streets, Pottsville.