Valerie J. Bissman

August 9, 1956June 27, 2018

Valerie Jean Bissman August 9th 1956 - June 27th 2018

Valerie Jean Wentz- Bissman, 61, of Machesney Park, passed away on Wednesday, June 27th 2018 peacefully in her home after a courageous battle fighting cancer. She was born on August 9, 1956 in Rockford IL. She is the daughter of Glen Wentz Jr. and Joyce Wentz (Troy). Valerie graduated from Jefferson High school in 1974. She received her associate’s degree in medical transcription from Rock Valley College. Valerie was employed by Chrysler. She held other various positions with Walmart, Beloit Clinic, Motorola, Atwood, as well as Hollywood and Lums restaurants where she met many close friends. Valerie’s world consisted of her children, grandchildren, and family. She enjoyed going shopping with her daughter and sister and spending time with her son. Valerie was extremely family-oriented. She loved going to activities for her grandchildren whether it was sporting events, muffins with grandma or overnight sleepovers. She loved holidays, especially Christmas and a good birthday party. She loved going to casinos and trying new restaurants. She loved sharing a good laugh with family and friends. Valerie has family all over the country and loved traveling to see them. Valerie is survived by her two children, Mark Bissman of Machesney Park, Justine Bissman (Anthony Serrano) and three grandchildren: Liam, Jameson and Emery of South Beloit, IL. Parents, Glen and Joyce (Troy) Wentz , Jr. of Rockford, IL; Siblings, David Wentz (Sarah Enslow) of Corbett OR., Michael (Doody) Wentz of Summerville,SC, DeAnn (John) Fultz of Machesney Park IL, Richard (Darlene) Wentz of Wellington FL, Kathryn (Bob) Zadek of Lake Somerset, IL . She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout the country. Our family would like to give a special thank you to the brothers and sisters of UAW 1268 of Chrysler, Heartland Hospice, the staff at the Beloit Cancer Center, and the amazing Fultz family who helped tremendously. At Valerie’s request no services will be held. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation rights have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, condolences and memorials may be sent to Justine N. Bissman at 14244 Krotz Dr. South Beloit, IL 61080 for the Celebration of Life gathering or donations can be to Lifescape Community Services at 705 Kilburn Ave. Rockford IL, 61101.


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Beth Rose Cameron

July 3, 2018

Valerie and I were best friends in high school. We were inseparable, we both worked at Hollywood and double dated all the time. She was such a kind spirit and she always made me laugh. While we lost touch over the years I remember the last time we talked. She was so proud of her family. Condolences to all that loved her. Gone too early.

Sue Morales

July 2, 2018

.....Until We Meet Again
The memories I hold in my heart of you only brings a smile to my face.
I am so Blessed to call you my cousin.
So,...... Until We Meet Again.
I love you dearly Val, and I treasure our memories for every.
Love , Susan Morales & Family

Darlene Wentz

July 2, 2018

Valerie, you were amazing. We were all so very lucky to have you in our life.
I have wonderful memories of vacations and family time spent together. You were my sister by marriage and in my heart.
You raised 2 wonderful children that anyone would be proud of. Mark and Justine were indeed lucky to have you as their mother. Your legacy carries on through them and your precious grandbabies.
You are missed so much. We love you

Barbara Levesque

July 1, 2018

Remembering all the great summers we shared as kids. I have many memories of us in Florida, Illinois & Iowa. And as we grew older and went on to have families of our own, we have those fun memories to keep us close. What a beautiful daughter, sister, mother, aunt and friend. You will be so missed by all whose lives you touched. Rest peacefully cousin.
Love Barbara & family