McVEYTOWN - John R. Casner, 63, of Ferguson Valley Road, McVeytown, died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville.
Born April 21, 1949, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Russell L. and Helen M. (Miller) Casner. His wife, Kathryn I. (Sechrist) Casner, whom he married April 4, 1970, survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Dixie K. Heidler and companion, David W. Freet, of Mifflin, and a grandson, John M. Heidler.
He was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, Denise Marie Casner, and a brother, Robert R. Casner.
He was employed as a roller operator for Eastern Industries, retiring 2011.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Mattawana Cemetery, in McVeytown, with Mr. Bradley Kauffman officiating.
Harshbarger Funeral Home, McVeytown, is in charge of arrangements.