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Homer Zuspann Jr., 90, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., passed away June 15, 2015.
He was born Feb. 26, 1925, in Chisholm, Texas, to Homer Houston Zuspann and Ruby Mae (Roark) Zuspann and lived most of his life in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Mr. Zuspann proudly served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII where, among other commendations, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Later, he owned and operated a heavy machinery company until his retirement.
A member of the Verbank Road Gun Club, Mr. Zuspann loved skeet shooting and was a champion skeet shooter. He also loved dogs and trained every dog he owned to hunt (and to sneeze on command!). His favorite dog was “Lucky.” Mr. Zuspann was also an avid vegetable gardener and loved to cook. He was known to be very staunch in his opinions. Mr. Zuspann truly was part of “The Greatest Generation.”
He is survived by his sister, Gail Keizer and husband John, and stepdaughter Laura Elia. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Zuspann; parents Homer Sr. and Ruby Mae Zuspann; a brother, Jack Zuspann; and sister Joan Claycomb.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Chapel with Simon Keizer officiating.
The family will receive friends June 24 prior to the funeral from 1 to 2 p.m.
Online condolences may be made at www.resthavenfuneral.com and www.heraldbanner.com.
Published on  June 24, 2015
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