Obituary Notice: Clair “Huck” Husted

Clair “Huck” Husted, 90, of West Decatur died Thursday, April 20, 2017 at his residence.

Born Sept. 12, 1926 at West Decatur, he was a son of the late George and Cora (McCartney) Husted.

Mr. Husted attended Philipsburg High School and was a salesman at the former Clasters of Philipsburg.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during World War II and Korea. He was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed camping, fly-fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.

On Sept. 16, 1949 in Millville, Pa., he married Nancy I. (Evans) Husted, who died Oct. 31, 2016.

He is survived by a daughter, Shirley Coulter and her husband, Patrick of West Decatur; a son-in-law, Mahlon “Bart” Beals III of West Decatur; three grandchildren, Jennifer Bell and her husband, Adam, Matthew Coulter and his wife, Tabitha and Krista Sherwood and her husband, David; and five great-grandchildren, Jonah, Annaleigh, Brooks, Luke and Kendall.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Husted was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Beals; six brothers, Chester “Chet,” Russell “Buzz,” Harry “Newt,” Howard “Howd,” Merle “Kitty” and Eugene “Gene” and three sisters, Hazel Test, Helen “Hen” Beish and Ethel “Ets” Morrison.

A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home, Philipsburg, with Pastor Mike Knepp officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard. Burial will be in the Philipsburg Cemetery. 

Friends will be received from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to VA Community Homecare Program, c/o Dubois VA Outpatient Clinic, 5690 Shaffer Rd., Dubois, PA 15801 or to Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, PA 16830.

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