Daniel B. Heddens


Daniel B. Heddens, 90, of Danville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, at Vintage Knolls in Danville.

He was born April 23, 1929, in Danville, a son of the late Lewis and Sue (Bell) Heddens.

He graduated from Sunbury High School in 1947.

He served his country in the United States Army with the 176 Company B National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

Dan was married to Elizabeth "Betty" (Zeigler) Heddens for 57 years who preceded him in death June 16, 2005. They were married on March 21, 1948.

He was employed as a construction foreman for both the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 23 years and for Geisinger Medical Center in Danville for 17 years.

Dan was a member of Shiloh United Church of Christ, Danville, where he served for many years on the Consistory. His other memberships included American Legion Post 182, Lewisburg, and the Danville-Mahoning Lodge No. 224 of Danville.

Dan will be remembered as a spirited and fun-loving man. He was very faithful in attending all sporting events and concerts of his grandchildren which gave him much delight. His family was at the heart of all that he did. He will be deeply missed by them all.

He is survived by two sons, Steven D. Heddens of Westminster, Md. and Rob K. Heddens and his wife Nancy of Danville; two daughters, Debra K. Williams and her husband Steve of Mifflinburg and LuAnn Penley and her husband Gary of Hanover. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Thomas L. Heddens, on Nov. 13, 2018; and one brother, Robert Heddens.

Friends will be received from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Shiloh United Church of Christ, 512 Bloom St., Danville, where a celebration of Dan's life will follow at 11 a.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Mary B. Schmotzer officiating. Masonic services will be held at 11 a.m. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.

Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville.

The family will provide flowers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shiloh United Church of Christ Memorial/Bus Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc., 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville. www.visneski.com
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Jennifer Fryman
Sep 10, 2019
I wish i could have been there Jenn and i both.Condolences to the rest of the family Uncle Rob, Aunt Deb and Aunt Luann. My prayers are with everyone. I will miss you Grandpa
Thomas Fryman
Sep 10, 2019
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Kathy Diggan
Sep 09, 2019
Condolences to the whole Heddens family!! Dan was one of my very favorite persons. I met him when I worked at Geisinger! What a magical man!! I can see him dancing and rejoicing in Heaven with his true love and his family! What a character!! Love and hugs to all!!
Jennifer Gross
Sep 08, 2019
Dear Heddens Family,

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Dan. I have fond memories of him when he would come to the pharmacy at the Knapper Clinic. He always had a smile on his face, a great joke to tell, and sometimes would bring me the best baked goods. My favorite memory of Dan is him taking me out to breakfast at the Muffin Man over in Riverside. I enjoyed listening to him reminisce about Betty, his children, his time in the service, and his time spent with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (where he would jokingly remind me he was employed by and not an inmate), as well as his time at Geisinger. He always looked at life as a glass half full when we would chat. I am so sorry I
... can not attend his service due to a prior commitment, but please know I am there in spirit. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

With Sincerest Sympathy,

Jen Gross
Lewisburg, PA
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Michelle and Brian Latshaw
Sep 07, 2019
Always smiling he was and made u smile! He will be missed!
Peggy Godding Wheeler
Sep 07, 2019
Dan was a special man. I am so glad I got to meet him and spend time with him.
Sep 07, 2019
I worked with Dan for many years at Geisinger. There was never a time when you asked Dan to do something for a patient or for the Children's Miracle Network that Dan wouldn't put that first. His admiration for those he worked with was amazing and when you were having a bad day he was there to make it a little brighter. He was a gentle man with great spirit. I am so pleased to have known him.
Tim and Holly Berkey
Sep 06, 2019
We recently joined Shiloh and drove the bus to pick up Dan for church. He was always full of joy and humor while sharing a smile. He will be greatly missed.