June 29, 1925 – November 12, 2020
GLASFORD ~ Howard George Wissel, 95, of Glasford, passed away at 3:07 p.m. Thursday, November 12, 2020 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria.
Born June 29, 1925 in Peoria to Isadore and Bertha (LeConte) Wissel, he married Sarah Blanton on March 15, 1949 in Peoria. She died April 22, 2003. He later married Anna May Palmer on October 8, 2004 in Groveland. She died September 22, 2014. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Rosalyn Melz and Elizabeth Carlyle.
Surviving are three sons, Duane (Barb) Wissel and Darren Wissel, both of Glasford and Darrell (Cheri) Wissel of Arvada, Colorado; two daughters, Brenda (Rod) Neuenschwander of Glasford and Bonnie (Steve) Graves of Groveland; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Howard was a lifelong farmer and worked at Interstate Brands (Butternut Bread) in Peoria for 15 years, retiring in 1989.
An avid reader and television watcher of westerns, Howard had a love for fox hunting and animals, especially his birds. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and farming.
A family graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Mapleton. Pastor Kevin Copeland will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com
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November 19, 2020
What a wonderful blessing that we all shared Uncle Howard for so many years! He was such a sweet soul. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Clayton & Mary Bontz
November 17, 2020
Brenda, Bonnie, Duane, Darrell, Darren - We want to express our love and our sympathy to you and all your families. Howard was always friendly and pleasant when we visited. We know you all have those special memories to cherish. Keeping you in thought and prayer now and in the days ahead.
November 16, 2020
Duane, & Darren, so sorry to learn of the loss of your dad, I have many fond memories of him. Keep well, and safe.
November 14, 2020
Howard Wissel - you are the best father-in-law a gal could ever want. Your dry humor kept me in stitches over the years. I loved our trips to Shake Shack in Canton. So happy that you are home - so heartbroken for us.
With all my love,