Hussung was Lanesville town marshal 32 years
Recalled as ‘trustworthy,’ ‘hard-working’ and ‘great to work with,’ Donald G. (Duck) Hussung, a former Lanesville town marshal, volunteer firefighter and hometown man, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2004, at his home. He was 75.
‘He seemed to be liked by everybody,’ said Louis Himmelhaver, who served 15 years on the Lanesville Town Council, including 11 years as council president, when Hussung was town marshal.
‘He was trustworthy and a very hard-working young man,’ said Himmelhaver.
Hussung’s family said Donald had a history of heart problems. He had five bypasses when he was 57 and another seven 12 years later, at the age of 69. About a month ago, Hussung was in the hospital for about a week and was showing early signs of dementia, the family said.
‘He was great to work with,’ recalled Marcella Bays, the town clerk-treasurer for 14 years. ‘In my opinion, he was the best town marshal we ever had.’
Hussung also collected the garbage on Saturdays in Lanesville for many years, she said.
A native of Harrison County, born Sept. 25, 1929, Hussung was the son of the late Edgar and Carmen Bell Hussung.
He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and retired from the old Belknap Hardware in Louisville and Dan Cristiani Excavating Inc. He served 32 years as the town marshal, was a member of the Lanesville Volunteer Fire Dept. for 38 years, and a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lanesville.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell W. Hussung.
Survivors include his wife, the former AnnaMary Barnickle Hussung; two sons, Randall E. and Donnie J. Hussung, both of Lanesville; a daughter, Janette Bridges of Lanesville; three brothers, Edwin, William and Marvin Hussung, all of Lanesville; four sisters, Wilma and Carol Smith, both of Lanesville, Josephine Gibson of Corydon and Paula Faith of New Albany; seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and tomorrow after 9 a.m. at Gehlbach and Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
The funeral will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Pastor Richard Heinz will officiate. Parvin Lambertus will be organist.
Military rites will be performed at the grave site by the Sellersburg American Legion.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Smith, John Stilger, Gene Emerson, Rex Jeffries, Monty Brown, David Blocker, Rod Brooks and Harold Scott.
Honorary pallbearers will be Allen Bridges, Robbie Denbo, and Erica, Kelly, Corey, Kasey, Evan and Cody Hussung.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Hospice of Southern Indiana or the Building on Faith Fund at his church.