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Schissel, Donald -- 1931 - 2011


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/14/2012 at 15:36:45

Donald Schissel, age 79, of Ossian, IA died Friday, July 1, 2011 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian, IA

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday July 4, 2011 at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, IA with Msgr. Cletus Hawes presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be 3:00 – 8:00 on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian With a rosary at 4:00 and a scripture service at 7:00 there will also be visitation after 10:00 at the church on Monday.

Donald was born December 27, 1931, the eldest child of Elmer and Beatta (Holtey) Schissel. Donald graduated from De Sales High School in 1949, and was a lifelong member of the St. Francis De Sales Parish. He was a 20 year member of the Ossian Fire Dept. Don married Joan Bucheit on May 19, 1952, at St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, IA. He worked for Becker Hardware until 1974 when he started Don’s Repair, doing what he loved; plumbing, heating and electrical work. Donald’s hobbies included fixing everything and anything for anyone! He loved spending time at the Mississippi River fishing and boating with his family and friends, along with playing cards, motorcycle riding, and later his moped. After retirement, Don and Joan enjoyed touring the country on bus trips, creating lasting memories.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of fifty-nine years, Joan (Bucheit) Schissel and their ten children: Joyce (Jim) Bakewell, Ossian, IA; Amy Balik, Newton, IA; Jeff (Patty) Schissel, Ossian, IA; Meg Schissel, Eden Prairie, MN; Mike (Barb) Schissel, Postville, IA; Pat Schissel, Seal Beach, CA; Jill (Ron) Johnson, Marion, IA; Sue (Kurt) Kraus, Marion, IA; Sally (Scott) Lien, West Lake Village, CA; and Sarah (Dennis) Taylor, Ft Atkinson, IA. Twenty-one grandchildren including: Jill (fiance’ Jeff Miller) Bakewell, Ann (fiance’ Jonathon Lockhart) Bakewell, Paul (Danielle) Bakewell, Lee Bakewell, Ian Bakewell, Jodi (Dave) Hanson, Lori (Aaron) Maldonado, Olivia (fiance’ Ben Henning) Balik , Noah (Danielle) Balik, Sage Schissel, Garrett Schissel, Staci (Ross) Malcom, Stephani (Arturo) Ortiz, Kristine Schissel, Alanah Johnson, Addison Johnson, Logan Kraus, Emma Kraus, Isaac Lien, Theo Taylor, and Quinten Taylor. Nine great-grandchildren: Amelia, Liam and Oliver Hanson; Ethan and Helen Maldonado; Collin and Nora Malcom; Victoria and Alfredo Ortiz. One sister: Lynn (Steve) Wolf Hopkins, MN. Brothers and sisters in-law: Sharlene Schissel, Dubuque, IA; Cleone Schissel, Milan, IL; Gerry Bucheit, Ossian, IA; LaVon Bucheit, Decorah, IA; Claude and Gretchen Bucheit, Decorah, IA.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Beatta (Holtey) Schissel. Four brothers: Darrell Schissel, Bill Schissel, Vern Schissel and Lee Schissel. Brothers and sisters-in-law: Joyce Bucheit, Quintin (Marcelite) Bucheit, Adrian Bucheit, and Mary Bucheit.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

St. Francis de Sales Catholic cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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