Elmer C. Sueck

  • Born: June 7, 1931
  • Died: June 14, 2017
  • Location: Airville, Pennsylvania

Burg Funeral Home, Inc.

134 W. Broadway
Red Lion, PA 17356

Tel. (717) 244-4567

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elmer C. Sueck, passed away on Wednesday, June 14th at 10:10 am at York Hospital with family by his side at the age of 86. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Higgins) Sueck of Airville, whom he married on July 14, 1956 celebrating 61 years of marriage together.

He was born in Baltimore, MD on June 7, 1931 and was the son of the late Adolph and Elise (Pferdekamper) Suek. He began working with the family business at the age of 8, and became a skilled stone, block and brick mason. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War, in the Sherman Tank Company. Farming was always in his heart, so he and Patricia bought a farm in Ariville in 1969. It was their dream come true. He was never so happy as when he was with his livestock or on a tractor. He was a member of the Farm Bureau and Farmers Forum. Kennardale Young Farmers and the American Legion Post #543 in Red Lion and a member of the Church of the Great Outdoors.

Patricia and Elmer raised Pat's two half-brothers, Tommy Higgins of TN and the late Larry Higgins. Together they had five children of their own. Michael P. Sueck of Airville and his lifelong companion Maura, David A. Sueck of Airville and his wife Michelle, Sandy L. Washington of York and her husband Ed and Karen P. Gerrick of Littlestown and her husband Don. He was preceded in death by his son, Elmer, C. Sueck, Jr in 1979. He has eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded by his 4 siblings, Emil, Walter, Junior and Elsie.

Viewings for Elmer will be on Saturday, June 17th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm and Sunday, June 18th from 12-1 pm at Burg Funeral Home, Inc., 134 W. Broadway, Red Lion. A Service of Honor and Praise for Elmer will begin at 1 pm on Sunday at the funeral home with Deacon Dan Bernardy officiating. Full military rites will be offered by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Cremation will follow the service with burial at the convenience of the family.

The family has requested for those attending the viewings and or service to please come in casual attire as Dad (Elmer) hated to dress up or wear a suit.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to the York County 4-H Club, c/o the Endownment Fund, at Extension Office, 112 Pleasant Acres Road, York, PA. 17402.

A special and heartfelt thank you is offered to the great staff at York Hospital Trauma ICU and to all our family and friends for their loving support during this difficult time. Dad died as his lived, doing what he loved. He is now in the great hayfield in the sky with no weeds. He is fondly remembered as a very kind and good man who was firm but fair to everyone. He was grea less and very generous and a good neighbor. Perhaps my time seemed all to brief. Don't lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up you heart and share with me. God wanted me now, He set me free.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending love to you all. He will be greatly missed. Love you. The Allens

Posted by Candy Allen - Kissimmee, FL   June 17, 2017

Pat - Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. What a legacy your husband has left and what a good life you have built together on your beautiful farm. May you be comforted by family, friends, memories and the Blessed Assurance of Eternal Life.

Posted by Pam and Jeff Gay - York, PA   June 17, 2017

We do not know Mr. Sueck personally, but met him briefly at Em's funeral service several weeks ago. Through the years we have enjoyed many stories of Buddy's Dad and Uncle Ick working side by side in masonry. Brothers building again. We share your sorrow & hold you in our hearts.

Posted by Lou Ann & Kevin McCaughey - Lancaster, PA - Family Friend   June 17, 2017

So sorry to hear about his death. If my name is unfamiliar,my husband and I were the farm's previous owners. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Posted by Jean Smith - Bluffton, SC   June 16, 2017

Sorry for your loss, I'm sure you comforted him as you did my mother Fran Anthony......Tom Anthony

Posted by A friend   June 16, 2017

Pat and family... We are so sorry that Ick had to leave us down here. I am sure there are some fields in heaven to keep him busy and he probably won't need gas in those tractors. He died doing something he loved. My kids loved him and would stop by when he was working in the barn and he'd always have time to talk to them. He was a great friend and we knew if we needed him.. He come to help. We will never forget him. God Bless him and all of the family through this sad time. Missed but never forgotten. Love... Kathe and Jack Conley

Posted by A friend   June 16, 2017

Thoughts and prayers of comfort for you all.

Posted by Karen Washington - York, PA   June 16, 2017

There are no words. Elmer may have left this world but he will never leave our hearts. We could not have asked for better neighbors or friends than Elmer and Pat. We will miss him, his ready smile and the twinkle that was always in his eyes, very much. With much love, his "pesky" (p.i.t.a....) neighbors up on the hill

Posted by Sherrie and John Gleisner - Airville, PA   June 15, 2017

I had the joy of spending time with Pat and Elmer at many NACD meetings across the country. I always looked forward to seeing them both, even when our chats were quick. They always made me smile! My thoughts are with Pat and their family.

Posted by Debra Bogar - Littleton, CO - Friend   June 15, 2017

My fondest childhood memories are of the farm and our annual Labor Day weekend family reunions. You will be missed here, but I look forward to visiting you on your heavenly farm one day if the Lord is willing... maybe a Labor Day visit... and with all of the family who are already waiting for us there!

Posted by Walter Sueck - Chula VIsta, CA - Family   June 15, 2017


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Here is one of my favorite verses: He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4

Comfort and peace to you all.
Love Sandy Thompson

Posted by Sandy Thompson - Smethport, PA - Coworker   June 15, 2017

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Elmer will be truly missed.

Posted by Carol Ann & George Gregg - GROVE CITY, PA - Friend   June 15, 2017