Ronald Lee Hissong
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Ronald Lee Hissong, 74, of Mercersburg, PA died May 26, 2021.
Born November 21, 1946, in Chambersburg, PA, he was a son of the late Glenn G. and Carrie Mae (McCulloh) Hissong. Ron lived and worked his entire life on the family farm on Karper Rd in Mercersburg.
Ron was a 1964 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg. He was a member of James Buchanan FFA and was the recipient of the FFA Keystone Farmer Award. Upon graduation he farmed with his parents. Ron and his wife Judy farmed together and established Mercer Vu Farms. They incorporated in 1999 with their two sons.
Ron was a lifelong member of The First United Methodist Church, Mercersburg, where he served on the Board of Trustees & Administrative Board. He was a Montgomery Township Supervisor for 12 years. Ron was a former member of the Board of Associates of First National Bank of Mercersburg and of the Mercersburg Historical Society. He was a member of the Hub City Model A Club.
Ron received numerous awards in agriculture including the Franklin County Conservation Farmer of the Year, Keystone Farm of the Year and Pennsylvania Dairy Pacesetter Award. He was a member of PA Farm Bureau and former local delegate of Atlantic Dairy Cooperative and later Land O'Lakes.
He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard from 1966-1972.
Ron loved to farm and was proud of his family growing Mercer Vu Farms Inc into a successful dairy business. He enjoyed driving his Model A, history, restoring old trucks, welding and metal working. Ron was kindhearted, loved talking to people and always had a story to share.
Surviving family include his wife, Judith A. (Mellott) Hissong, whom he married May 6, 1967. Two sons, Richard R. (Rebecca) Hissong and Rodney L. (Amy) Hissong both of Mercersburg, six grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Roy, Bryce, Carter, and Maggie Hissong. A sister, Janet (Larry) Kline, Mercersburg.
Memorial visitation and memorial service for Ron will be held Friday June 11, 2021, at the Shop of Mercer Vu Farms, 12275 Mt. Pleasant Road, Mercersburg.
Visitation hours are 4 to 6:00 PM and memorial service starting at 6:30 PM.
In continuing Ron's passion for agriculture and giving back to his community an ongoing scholarship fund for a graduating senior from the Tuscarora School District continuing their education in agriculture or an agricultural related field has been set up. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Mercer Vu Farms/Ronald and Judith Hissong Scholarship in Agriculture and mailed to TFEC at 200 North 3rd Street, 8th Floor, Harrisburg PA, 17101
Arrangements by Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg.
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