Frank Heuring, Jr., Winslow, Publisher of The Press-Dispatch since September 1952, died last Wednesday at the age of 87.
Heuring remained active in The Press-Dispatch until recent months when he moved into Assisted Living at Amber Manor.
Heuring was married in April 1950 to Rachael Clark and she survives. He was drafted in 1952 and served in the US Army during the Korean War.
He returned to the Winslow Dispatch in September of 1952. At the age of 21, he took the reigns of the newspaper with his mother. He was Publisher of the newspaper two months before the first Evansville’s television station went on the air.
Heuring was a member of Hoosier State Press Association and in the mid-1970s was named to the Board of Directors and continued to serve through the early 1980s, serving one term as Vice-President.
Heuring’s newspaper career spanned nine decades, from the handset type era to the digital age.
Frank Heuring, Jr. continued to have his hand in every part of the business, from inserting envelopes for the annual October Bargain Days subscription drive to driving a van to the printer in the wee hours of the night. Heuring continued this until 2010. At the age of 80 he decided to let younger men fight the heat of summer and snow of winter to load and distribute the papers.
Heuring was a member of the United Methodist Church in Winslow, where he taught the men’s Sunday School class for several years. Through the years he served as Chair of the Administrative Board, Chair of the Pastor Parish Committee and Lay Leader.
He was a lifetime member of the Gideon’s International, which he joined in 1973. He served as a speaker for the Gideons.
He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and enjoyed shooting sports, hunting, fishing and canoeing.
Heuring was proceeded in death by his father Frank Sr. in 1952 and his mother Beulah in 2005.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Rachael, his sons John (Angela) and Andy (Phyllis) all of Petersburg; grandson Alden (Jill) and great-grand children, Flannery and Amelia of Fort Branch.