Gerald Tussing

April 8, 1941, - July 8, 2017

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BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER:
Gerald (Jerry) Tussing, age 76, passed away July 8, 2017 at his Bellefontaine home. A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Agriculture, he retired from the United States Department of Agiculture, Soil Conservation Service, after serving as a Soil Conservantionist and Resource Conservation and Development Co-ordinator in many Ohio counties. After retirement, he served two years as Executive Director of the Indian Lake Watershed Project. He was a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves, serving six years as a medic, and was an active member and volunteer at Hilliker U.M.C.A. and Bellefontaine's Tree Steward Program. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Colby) Tussing; daughter Ellie Link (Edward); son, Chad Tussing; grandchildren, Grace and John Link, Ethan, Elisa, and Wil Tussing; sister, Sylvia Hering (Greg); and seventeen nieces and nephews. The family extends special thanks to Dave, Judy and Brice Goodrich; Paul and Linda Wilcox; Steve and Kim Cayot; and Pastor Daniel McCarty. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in his memory may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 South Main Street, Bellefontaine 43311. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 between 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hilliker Y.M.C.A. for friends to share their memories with his family. The family is being served by the Jennings Farley Funeral Home & Crematory.


COLUMBUS DISPATCH:
Gerald Tussing, age 76, passed away July 8, 2017 at this Bellefontaine, Ohio home. He was a graduate of Reynoldsburg High School and The Ohio State University College of Agriculture. He retired from the United State Deparment of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, serving many counties throughout Ohio. He was a Veteran of the United States Army Reserves. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Colby); daughter, Ellie Link (Edward); son, Chad; grandchildren, Grace and John Link; Ethan, Elisa, and Wil Tussing; sister, Sylvia Hering (Greg); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, roger and Margaret (Tudor) Tussing, former resident of Tussing Road, Reynoldsburg and Fredericktown, Ohio. Memorial gifts in his memory may be made to Universal Home Health and Hospice, 701 South Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, August 6, 2017 between 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hilliker Y.M.C.A., Bellefontaine. The family is being served by the Jennings Farley Funeral Home & Crematory.