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Paula Fern (Dunn) Harling

October 11, 1947 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old


     Paula Fern (Dunn) Harling, 75, of Mifflin, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at her home.

    She was born Oct. 11, 1947 in Mifflintown.

    She is survived by one son, Terry W. Harling and wife, Susan, of Mifflintown, four siblings, Betty J. “Liz” Kline, Irvin Dunn and wife, Mary Jane, Thelma “Ann” Rowles, and Linda K. Graybill and husband, Wilbur, six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

     Her husband, Walter H. “Butch” Harling, whom she married Feb. 3, 1963, died on Feb. 27, 2012. She was also preceded in death by one son, Craig Harling and his wife, Emma, her parents, Warren L. “Barney” and Hattie (Mingle) Dunn, and one brother, Donald Dunn.

     She graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1965.

     Fern was an aide at Locust Grove Retirement Village for 30 years and then worked as personal caregiver.

     She was a member of the Mifflin Fire Co. and American Legion Post #298, Mifflintown.

    She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to Hollywood Casino to play penny slot machines, and especially spending time with her family.

     Her funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Pastor Jen Heikes officiating. Interment will be in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery, Mifflintown.

     There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

     Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC Family Hospice, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona PA 16601.

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Public Viewing
September 5, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059

Funeral Service
September 6, 2023

1:00 PM
Guss Funeral Home, Inc.
20 South Third Street
Mifflintown, Pennsylvania 17059


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