2011-06-04 / Obituaries

Noel Edmund Dusan

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Noel Edmund Dusan, 75, of Millersport was held May 31, 2011, at Lighthouse Memorial Church, Millersport, with Pastor Bill Beard officiating.. A Lions Club memorial service was conducted at the funeral home immediately following calling hours on Monday evening. Burial with military honors was at the Franklin Township Lutheran Cemetery.

Mr. Dusan, retired from Metal Container Corporation, passed away quietly at home on May 26, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 26, 1935, in Tampa, Florida, to the late Roy James and Dorothy (Bodamer) Dusan.

Mr. Dusan graduated from Lancaster High School in 1954 and served in both the Air National Guard and Navy Reserve. Noel was a dedicated and active member of Lions Club International and a Past District Governor of District 13K. He was instrumental in the formation of the Licking County Center for the Visually Impaired and a member of Lighthouse Memorial Church where he generously offered his time and talents, including his superb woodworking ability. A diabetic, Noel was most proud of his “mustard seed” ministryusing recycled insulin vials, he inserted a mustard seed, labeled each one with Matthew 17:20 and gave this message of faith to everyone he met. Noel loved the Buckeye Lake area and aided in the development of the Buckeye Lake Museum. During his lifetime, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and boating. He and Eve traveled extensively throughout the country.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-five plus years, Eve (Holbert) Dusan; his two children, Rae Ann (Robert) Johnson of Newark and Jack (Yufen) Dusan of Rising Sun, Indiana; three step children, Julie Baldwin, Glenn (Ida) Holbert and Amy Holbert; his brother, Jim (Ruth) Dusan; former wife, Carolyn McCarty; granddaughter, Annie (Rich) Hale; step grandchildren, Reid Holbert and Shelby Holbert; great grandchildren, Reece and Rylee Hale; and his four-legged buddy, Rambo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Penny Holbert.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058. The family wishes to thank all the nurses, employees and volunteers of Hospice of Central Ohio for the loving care and compassion shown to Noel and his family during the difficult last days of his life.

Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Dusan Family.

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