Rev. David Lloyd HeyserRev. David Lloyd Heyser, 78, of Duluth, formerly of Brule, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
Rev. David Lloyd Heyser, 78, of Duluth, formerly of Brule, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Diamond Willow-Lester Park, Duluth.
He was born June 17, 1934, in Norristown, Pa., son of Lloyd and Helen (Burrows) Heyser.
In 1956, David graduated from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1956 and served his country in Okinawa, Japan, until his honorable discharge in December 1958. Shortly thereafter, he enrolled at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His graduation and ordination followed in 1963.
On Aug. 11, 1962 in Pittsburgh, Pa., Marcia L. Bowen and David L. Heyser were united in marriage.
Rev. Heyser’s first calling was to Lake Roosevelt Parish in the state of Washington from 1963 to 1968. In 1969, he was called to the Presbyterian Pioneer Parish in northern Wisconsin, where he served for more than 30 years. While with the Pioneer Parish, David and Marcia lived in Brule. Rev. Heyser was honorably retired from the Presbytery of Northern Waters in 1999, and following his retirement, they then moved to Duluth.
David loved helping people and his volunteer work with the Salvation Army bell ringers, Union Gospel Mission, RSVP Bookworms Program, Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross, Brule Lions Club and the Hoop League, were some of his interests. He also enjoyed solving jigsaw puzzles, walking his dog, traveling, reading classic literature, and cheering for the Philadelphia Phillies. One of his greatest loves was spending time with his grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; great-granddaughter, Isabella Lynn Jaranson; and brother, Samuel Heyser.
Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Marcia; daughters, Kirsten (Doug) Standen, South Range, and Tamra (Greg) Bingham, Leavenworth, Wash.; grandchildren, Rachael (Chris) Jaranson, Bemidji, Minn., and Kyle Standen, Duluth; brother, James (Madeleine) Heyser, Albuquerque, N.M.; and nieces, Pamela (Art) Spearing and Barbara (Richard) Moyer, both of Pennsylvania.
Visitation will be from 10 until the 11 a.m. service Saturday, March 2 at the Brule Presbyterian Church, Brule. Rev. Kari Jutila will officiate.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the American Red Cross - Northland Chapter, 2524 Maple Grove Road, Duluth, MN 55811.
Downs Funeral Home, 1617 N. 19th St., Superior, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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