Heffner, Louis G., CMSgt

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Master Sergeant
Primary Unit
1970-1990, United States Air Forces in Europe (COMUSAFE/USAFE)
Service Years
1966 - 1993
Chief Master Sergeant

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Home Town
Fountain Springs
Last Address
Lake Wynonah, PA

Date of Passing
Aug 28, 2010
 
Location of Interment
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From Patriot Guard Riders


MSGT. Louis Heffner
Air Force
Vietnam Veteran
31 August, 1 September
Pottsville PA 17901
 
 
 
The family of MSGT Louis Heffner, AIr Foce [Ret] has requested that the Patriot Guard Riders stand and render honors for MSGT Heffner. Louis survived the Tet offensive and was awarded the Bronze Star. Louis retired from the Air Force after 32 years of service. It is our turn to welcome him home and escort him to his final resting place.
 
VIEWING: 31 AUG 10   18:00 - 20:00 FLAG LINE
 
Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Inc
W Market Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
 
VIEWING: 01 SEP 10   08:45 - 09:45 FLAG LINE
 
Schlitzer-Allen-Pugh Funeral Home Inc
W Market Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
 
ESCORT FOLLOWING VIEWING FOR SERVICES FLAG LINE
Escort to Trinity Lutheran Church
300 W Arch Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
 
INTERNMENT FOLLOWING SERVICES / ESCORT & FLAG LINE
Calvary Cemetery
 
RIDE CAPTAIN: TBD
RALLY TIME & LOCATIONS: TBD
 
Douglas "Doc" Kimbell
Veterans Liaison
Eastern Pennsylvania
   
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From Republican and Herald:

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.
Published in Republican & Herald from August 29 to August 30, 2010

   
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