Dorthea Jeanette (Bourne) Bissontz
September 8, 1932 – November 4, 2019
Dorthea Jeanette (Bourne) Bissontz, 87, entered Heaven on November 4, 2019. She was born on September 8, 1932 in Corunna, Dekalb, County, Indiana.
Dorthea graduated from Kendallville High School, then studied music education at Butler University Jordan School of Music where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education. She worked at the International Harvester Company as a secretary until transitioning into her most important role as a homemaker while helping her mother (the late Thelma D. Bourne) with the family’s business “The Bourne Lettering and Embroidering Service” in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dorthea enjoyed singing, playing the piano, sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crocheting. She took pleasure in watching old movies, and listening to WBCL. Her greatest investment was spending time with and mentoring her grandkids. She faithfully served Christ at Faith United Methodist Church and devoted much of her time, talent, and passion to the various music ministries there while helping found the Dare to Care Ministry. Dorthea was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John M. Bissontz. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Lyons, her son, Jay (Kristen) Bissontz, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral services 11:00am, Thursday November 14, 2019, Rev. Jack Scott officiating, at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home 1320 East Dupont Road Ft Wayne, Indiana, with calling one hour prior to the service. Calling also Wednesday, November 13, 2019 from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials to Faith United Methodist Church, 207 E. Dewald St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803.
- Calling Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, November 14, 2019
- Final Resting Place Thursday, November 14, 2019
- Preferred Memorial