Dana L. Beisel, 67, of 524 Beisel Rd., Lehighton, passed away on Friday, Oct. 25, in the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, Lehighton. He was the husband of Wanda S. (Solt) Beisel. They were married for 41 years this past June 17.
Prior to retiring, he was the director of patient relations at the Palmerton Hospital. He presently worked and was the co-owner of Beisel's Christmas Tree Farm, Mahoning Township.
Born in Presque Isle, Maine, he was a son of the late Ralph A. and Sara S. (Smith) Beisel.
He served our country with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of sergeant.
Beisel received his bachelor of science degree in sociology from Kutztown University, and attended the University of Scranton, where he studied post graduate work.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton, where he served as an elder.
The deceased loved the outdoors and growing Christmas trees and was a member of The National Christmas Tree Grower's Assoc. and the Carbon County Christmas Tree Grower's Assoc., and a former member of the Penn State Cooperative Extension Board.
He was a member of American Legion Post 314, Lehighton, the Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club, Mahoning Valley Country Club and Carbon Lodge No. 242, F. & A.M., Jim Thorpe.
In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, bicycling, hunting and fishing, nature, spending time with his family and traveling the U.S. and foreign countries with his wife.
Surviving in addition to his widow are two daughters, Melissa S., wife of Craig Spencer of Kenmore, N.Y., and Jessica L., wife of Jerry Strohl of Lehighton; a brother, William W., and his wife, Diana, of Lehighton; two grandchildren, Abigail and Aubrey Spencer; a niece, Anna-Lisa Beisel; and a nephew, Kirk Beisel.
Service: Funeral services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, First Presbyterian Church, Lehighton, with the Rev. Lois E. Randolph officiating. Interment with full military honors, Lehighton Cemetery, under direction of Lehighton Area UVO. Call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Andrew P. Ovsak Funeral Home, Fourth and Iron streets, Lehighton, and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Contributions in his name may be made to the church, Third and Mahoning streets, Lehighton, Pa. 18235. Online condolences can be offered at www.ovsakfh.com.
Published in Times News on Oct. 28, 2013