John Peter Ausel, 91, of Clearfield died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Penn Highlands Clearfield.
He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Oil City, the son of Peter Daniel and LuVera (Hess) Ausel. Mr. Ausel was a member of the West Side United Methodist Church.
He retired from the Penelec Power Plant after working there since its inception as a shift supervisor. Mr. Ausel was a member of the Venango Masonic Lodge.
He was a pilot and loved to fly. He was proud of teaching his wife to fly, as well. He also loved farming and was devoted to his family.
Mr. Ausel is survived by a daughter, Jill E. Ausel of Pittsburgh and a son, John E. Ausel of Sigel; a granddaughter, Katie A. Penoyer and her husband, Bradley S. of Clearfield; three great-grandchildren, Benjamin Leighow, Addison and Avanelle Penoyer; and a sister, Beatrice Ausel of Clarion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barbara B. (Barnes) Ausel, whom he married Oct. 30, 1953 in Rouseville and whom died April 2, 2014; and a sister, Betty Crouch.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Monday at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home Inc., Clearfield, with the Rev. Dr. Joleen A. Willis officiating. Burial will be in Donahey Hills Cemetery, Millstone Township, Elk County.
Friends will be received from 10 a.m. Monday until the hour of the services at the funeral home.
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