Frank Stevan Hissong

22 April, 194417 August, 2020

Frank Hissong, 76, of Harrisonburg, VA left this earthly realm on Monday, August 17, 2020. He was born April 22, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is survived by his loving wife Sherrel, whom he married on August 22, 1970. Also surviving are his daughter Ellen Carpenter and her husband William of Falls Church, VA; his son Nathan Hissong and his wife Regina of Harrisonburg, and their children Adam Hissong of Baltimore, MD and Abigail Hissong of Harrisonburg; his sister Sarabeth Kunkel of Ashburn, VA; his sister Amelia Hissong (Dan Capobianco) of Largo, FL; and his aunt Amelia Preganz of West Palm Beach, FL.

Frank was a devoted, loving, and exuberant husband, father, and grandfather. He was an active member of Asbury UMC in Harrisonburg. An Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, Frank retired from public service as an employee of the Department of the Interior in 2005, and spent many years of his retirement as a substitute teacher in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County schools. Always generous, he lived out the command to love one another. His spirit will be greatly missed, but his inspiration remains with all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Open Doors, P.O. Box 1804, Harrisonburg, VA 22803 or Asbury United Methodist Church, Mission and Outreach Programs, 205 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Open Doors
  • Asbury United Methodist Church


  • A Memorial Service Will Be Held At A Later Date


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Jane McLAughlin Mack

4 September 2020

I’m so very sorry, Marybeth, and family, for the loss, of your brother, Frank. I was in Campfire Girls, with sister, MaryBeth, and your Mom, was our leader. I cherish, my memories, and I’m very sorry, for the loss, of your brother Frank. Sincerely, Jane McLaughlin Mack

kathleen and sarah bell / kelley

24 August 2020

Dear Miss Hissong

We are so sorry about your loss and hope that memories of good times shared give you comfort at this time

Kathleen Bell Kelley
Sarah Bell

Larry and Susan Young

23 August 2020

We will always warmly remember our wonderful neighbors, the Hissongs. One of my fondest memories is seeing him walking down the sidewalk toward my house carrying an armload of vegetables from his garden. They were not a gift however, he was carrying all the premature peppers and tomatoes that my children had picked in his garden...he didn’t scold, he educated my boys on the need to allow the veggies to mature....and the loss of the fruits of his labor. Frank was a light on this earth. Our condolences to the Hissong family. Love, Susan and Larry

Brenda Durden

20 August 2020

My heartfelt condolences to Sherrel and all Frank’s family. It was always a joy to see his smiling face on Sunday mornings at Asbury UMC. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Evelyn DePalma

19 August 2020

Dear Sherrell, Ellen, Nathan,

Marty and I are deeply saddened by Frank's passing. Our memories of him are all good: he was a great neighbor, rock collector, and all around good guy. He will be deeply missed.

Evelyn & Marty DePalma


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