Dustin Joseph Powers, age 30, of Raleigh, NC passed away suddenly in his sleep on Friday, January 1, 2016. Dustin was born August 29, 1985 in Westerville, OH to Graham and Nancy Powers. Dustin was a 2004 graduate of Westerville South High School and The Ohio State University in 2009 with a BS degree in Zoology. While at OSU, he was a 4 year member of the Ohio State men’s Glee Club and loved performing and singing. Dustin was an avid outdoorsman enjoying traveling, backpacking, camping and hiking. He was a member of the North Carolina Mountains to Sea organization and helped to organize hikes with local hikers. Dustin also joined the North Carolina Master Chorale, the Resident Chorus of North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh. Dustin is survived by his wife, Ida Klarenbach Powers; parents, Graham and Nancy Powers of Westerville; brother, David (Lexi) Powers and niece Aria Powers of Westerville; brother, Drew (Carrie) Powers of Pittsburgh, PA; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jan and Eva Klarenbach of Delaware, OH; sister-in-law, Ola (Doug) Adams and their 2 children of Worthington, OH; also one grandmother, several aunts and cousins. Funeral mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State Street, Westerville, OH Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. Fr. David E. Gwinner, celebrant. Visitation will be held at MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH Saturday from 3-6 p.m.. Private family interment.
In honor of Dustin, a memorial service hosted by Dustin’s North Carolina Master Chorale colleagues will be held at the North Raleigh United Methodist Church, 8501 Honeycutt Road, Raleigh, NC Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Carolina Mountains to Sea Trail at www.ncmst.org.. Services were held in Westerville, Ohio January 9, 2016. Condolences at www.morelandfuneralhome.com..
David and Lucrecia Maclachlan - Jan 10, 2016
Dear Nancy and Graham,
Our prayers are with you at this time of grief. May God give you peace knowing that He has taken Justin to be with Him in eternity.
With our love,
David and Lucrecia
Katarzyna Barkley - Jan 8, 2016
“May God give you strength to bear This loss , as only He can do, And grant His loving comfort to you and your Family . Praying for you during This difficult time .
Kasia Barkley z rodzina
Warzycha family - Jan 8, 2016
Our deepest condolences to Ida and whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
Kinga,Pawel, Konrad and Gabriela Kappel - Jan 8, 2016
Dustin and all your family are in our prayers and thoughts.
Nora i Grzegorz Kucharski - Jan 8, 2016
Dear Ida, Jan, Eva, and Mrs. and Mrs. Powers
We were shocked to learn about Dustin. Such unexpected loss. We remember Dustin as a lovely and brilliant young man with such vibrant personality. God bless your family in this hard time.
Steve Nye - Jan 8, 2016
I just wanted to take a moment and send condolences to you all at Dustin’s passing. It’s been years since I’ve seen any of the boys on the pool deck. I remember them as they were back then and always find fond memories of your family. It truly looks like Dustin lived an active life of helping others so I’m sure the thoughts and prayers of many people are with you all now… as are mine.
Katy Pena - Jan 8, 2016
My deepest condolences to Ida and the Powers family. My heart is broken but at least I had the great opportunity of working with Dustin in the same office for about a year….how delightful!
Amazing memories that I will treasure for the rest of my days.
Eursula R. West - Jan 8, 2016
To the Powers Family:
My heart and soul was saddened and shocked to hear the passing of Dustin on New Year’s Day. I just could not believe it. I worked with Dustin at Hospira in Rocky Mount, NC. We shared similar loves like singing, zoology major (mine from NCSU), Michael Jackson and the love of people. It was because of Dustin that I attended the Master Chorale concerts and donate to the North Carolina Master Chorale fundraising efforts. Dustin was a special gift to us all and will be greatly missed. He was truly a singing angel, full of sunshine and possessed a golden spirit. My heart goes out to Ida his wife and the family. A sudden loss like this shocks all of us. I pray and hope that God continues to keep you and strengthen you each and every day. Know that Dustin was loved and he gave love just as much. May the Lord provide comfort to you and the memories of Dustin keep him alive and smile upon you.
Eursula R. West
Sue Haidle & Tony, Olivia and Sam Gugliemotto - Jan 7, 2016
Ida and family,
We are heartbroken to learn of the unexpected journey and grief you are experiencing. We hope that the love and caring of others provides you collective warmth as you make your way. We hope that you feel constant, gentle love washing over you in the coming days, weeks, and months.
Charnisse Kelly - Jan 7, 2016
When I heard that Dustin passed I became sad because he was someone that I mentored on my 1st project. As I sat for a few minutes reflecting on him I immediately placed a smile on my face because he was such a nice person and loved to sing. I have prayed that God gives his wife the strength that she needs during this time.
Tolejala Keel - Jan 7, 2016
To the family of Duntin Powers,
I am so sorry to hear about Dustin’s passing. I also met Dustin in Rocky Mount and found him to be a very kindhearted and gentle young man. I pray that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
Austin Thomas - Jan 7, 2016
Dear Ida, Family and Friends-
I had the pleasure of working with Dustin since coming to Grifols in June 2015 and enamored by his grace ever since. How appropriate it was to spend New Year’s Eve morning and afternoon with him, volunteering at the Raleigh Rescue Mission and afterwards talking “beer” at Raleigh Times. Since New Year’s Day my life has been in a perpetual state of reflection. The Grifols team lost one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met. His mere presence made you want to be a better person. His smile contagious. His outlook refreshing. Such a young and exemplary man taken too soon. His death has been a constant reminder that today, tomorrow, the next five minutes, are never promised, so don’t hold back. Do what you want, say what you feel and mean what you say. Never regret. God Bless you all. With my deepest sympathy, Austin.
Polish American Club of Columbus - Jan 7, 2016
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Dustin. On behalf of all the members of Polish American Club of Columbus please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of Dustin’s soul to Heaven.
Helena Rempala - Jan 6, 2016
Dear Families of Klarenbach and Powers,
We were profoundly sorry to hear about Dustin’s passing. We continue to pray that God will grant you the strength needed to get through this experience. We especially pray for Dustin’s young wife, Ida, who is facing the most difficult time of all. Please accept our most sincere condolences.
The Rempala Family
Brenda Scott - Jan 6, 2016
Please know that my heart is heavy right now in knowing the passing of Dustin. Dustin had such a sweet, sweet spirit about him. Know that God makes no mistakes and I truly believe he has made a home in heaven. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Brenda Scott
Cathy Hoover - Jan 6, 2016
Dear Powers Family,
I am a good friend of Drew and Carrie, through work at Williams. I am devastated to hear of the loss of Dustin. I feel a special closeness through our Mother Earth, appreciating that Dustin loved to hike and go camping. I’ve heard lots of good stories from Drew and Carrie. Dustin will be your Guardian Angel, singing in Heaven, the Brightest Star in the sky at night, the first ray of Sunshine every day! My Prayers of Peace and Strength are here for Ida, Mom and Dad and entire Powers Family .Love and Prayers, Cathy
Donna Simmons - Jan 6, 2016
Dustin and I first met via a phone call in 2012 when Hospira was expanding their complaints investigation department. He convinced me that he was absolutely ready to move from Ohio to North Carolina and so a job offer was made and he accepted. Lucky us! Dustin was a bright, innovative, committed employee. He also was also a person who was so much fun to have around. I remember when we all had signed up to walking 10,000 plus steps a day. He and Steve created some very unique ways to attain their daily step goal. I also remember when he was planning to propose to Ida – again, there was an abundance of creativity and uniqueness with each and every one of his ideas. I’m sure he didn’t use all of them.
I am so very, very sad and sorry for the loss Dustin’s family has experienced. He was a young man that had so much to offer this old world of ours. We all can be grateful that we shared a few moments of time with him. I have thought about him often since our paths have gone different directions but never more so than the last few days.
Cassandra Johnson - Jan 6, 2016
Sending my prayers to the Powers family. Dustin was a very sweet person with a very big heart. I enjoyed working with him at Hospira. Sening my condolences to you all and I pray that the Lord will give the family and wife strength and healing during this time. May God bless and uplift your spirits.
Julie Chaffee - Jan 6, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dustin in Rocky Mount and so enjoyed getting to know him. He was such a caring and bright individual. He will be missed by more people than you probably know.
Eydie Glasstetter - Jan 6, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It seems like only yesterday that I watched Dustin enthusiastically play at the pool.
May your memories and faith bring comfort in your time of sorrow.
Allison Austin - Jan 6, 2016
Ida & Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I was shocked and so saddened when I heard the news. Dustin was truly a beautiful soul and I so enjoyed working with him at Salix. He had a unique gift of bringing sunshine to all he came into contact with. I always enjoyed his stories of his weekend adventures, and he always spoke with such love about you, Ida. You and all his family will be in my prayers and I hope that you can feel the love, hugs, and thoughts that are being sent your way.
Catherine Twohig - Jan 6, 2016
My sympathy to Ida, Nancy, Graham, David, Drew and all of our family. There is no way to express my feeling of sadness. It is such a deep loss to all of us.
May your memories bring you comfort and may it help to know that caring thoughts are with you always.
May God’s gentle peace fill our hearts and comfort our souls today and in the days to come.
Nicole Gamble - Jan 5, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Hospira with Dustin and I helped him with ideas for his wedding proposal lol..Dustin was a cheerful and high spirited person and i cant believe he has been taken away from your family so early. But our time on this is never promised and I know he is singing acapella with the angels. I am praying for peace and hope for your family during this devastating event.