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Obituary for Donald E. "Dutch" Elsasser

Donald E. "Dutch"  Elsasser
Donald E. “Dutch” Elsasser, 78, of McAlisterville passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital.
Born on February 23, 1939 in Fayette Township, Juniata County he was a son of the late Robert W. and Dora L. (Naylor) Elsasser. On June 10, 2006 he married his surviving wife, Rebecca L. (Landis) Elsasser, with whom he was blessed to share more than 11 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Douglas R. Elsasser and his wife Michelle, of Cocolamus, Cassi L. Stouffer and her husband Tom, of McAlisterville, Donna L. O’Neill and her husband Mark, of Southbury, CT, Wendy S. Elsasser, Kayla M. Hoke both of McAlisterville; a brother, Kenneth R. Elsasser, of McAlisterville, 9 precious grandchildren, Andrew, Andrea, Patrick, Tara, Robert, Walker, Zane, C.J., Austin; also he leaves behind his great grandchildren, Logan, Camden, Owen, Kyle, Saoirse, and Parker and 2 very special 4 legged children, Annie and Jackie.
A brother, Joseph W. Elsasser, preceded him in death.
His memberships included Brown’s United Methodist Church, McAlisterville, the PA Farm Bureau, Fayette Sportsman Club, Lost Creek Trout Club, NRA, and a life member of the PA Trappers Assoc.
Very early in life, Donald sold and repaired bicycles, until working in the mailroom for PennDOT, Harrisburg. Later he started raising beef cattle on the family farm and then operated a sawmill. “Dutch” is best known for his fur trading business, Cocolamus Creek Supply, which he had operated for more than 50 years. He was also a licensed ginseng dealer. In 1976 Cocolamus Creek supply moved into the former Smith Store in Cocolamus and began selling groceries and sporting goods. Mr. Elsasser also owned and operated Cocolamus Creek Rentals, Dutch’s Auto Sales, Sandee’s Place, and a sporting goods store in Mifflin. In 1986, he started Cocolamus Creek Disposal and also owned the Cocolamus Lake and operated Hollow Farm Retreat.
Dutch’s passion was fur trading, buying furs nationwide and internationally having many contacts in Canada. He loved making his own lures, attending the national trapper’s convention and promoted trapping among the younger outdoorsmen. He also enjoyed hunting and trapping, playing ping pong, pitching horse shoes and playing the card game Hoss.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017 from Brown’s United Methodist Church, 33401 Rte. 35 North, McAlisterville, with Linda Fultz and Rev. Candace Arnold officiating. Interment will follow in the Brown’s United Methodist Cemetery, Cocolamus.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service, Monday, at the Church.
For those that wish, memorial contributions in Mr. Elsasser’s memory may be made to the PA Trapper’s Assoc. District 8, c/o Nelson Hosler, 4416 Ridge Road, Beaver Springs, PA 17812, or to the American Heart Assoc., 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg, PA 17043 or to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 Ohio St., Suite 500, Chicago, ILL 60611.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville

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