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Delmar Bissell, 85 - February 07, 2012


Delmar L. Bissell, 85, of North Platte died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Premier Estates.
Memorial Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Calvary Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Dennis Leitner officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Cheyenne Memorial Cemetery in Wyoming. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Bissell was born Oct. 30, 1926, at Poole to Harvey and Eva Mae (Waddington) Bissell.
He grew up in the Ravenna area. After finishing his education, he worked at the TB Hospital in Kearney.
Bissell married Lorraine Cochran, and to this union, six children were born. His wife preceded him in death in 1961.
The family moved to Hastings where he worked at the Ammunition Depot. He then married Alice Dewey at Hastings, and to this union three children were born.
He was employed at the Lexington Alfalfa Dehydration plant and other dehydration plants for over 20 years.
On April 3, 1988, he married Violet Gage at Maxwell.
Bissell will be remembered as a man who knew and loved his Lord, who was a loving husband, father and grandfather, always gentle in his words and actions, said family members. He enjoyed time with his family and liked to make family and friends laugh. He also enjoyed camping and fishing, chasing his cows and spending time outdoors with his kids and dogs.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Harvey and Eva Mae; wife, Lorraine; children—Letha Buss, Linda Meyer, Connie Bissell and Kathy Bissell; sisters—Vera Thaden and Elsie Tabor.
Survivors include: his wife, Violet of North Platte; six children—Carolyn (Steve) Buss of Cozad, Lois (Rod) Underwood of Lexington, Ron (Shiela) Bissell of Bellevue, Lesia (Jim) Calvin of Gurley, Pam Graves of North Carolina, and Kenny Bissell of Gothenburg; four step-children—Kenneth (Ruth) Gage of Maxwell, Shirley (Leo) Sylvan of Brady, Donna (Everett) Hunt of Hastings, Robert (Sonia) Gage of Ben Wheeler, TX, and Larry Secrest of Arizona; a sister, Gloria (Howard) Jensen of Cairo; sons-in-law—Bob Buss and Grant Meyer, both of Cozad; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial has been established to the Calvary Assembly of God Church.