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Eugene Alpha Bissell

June 4, 1936 October 3, 2019
Eugene Alpha Bissell
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Obituary for Eugene Alpha Bissell

Eugene A. Bissell, age 83, died Thursday morning, October 3, 2019 at his home near Greenville.  He was born June 4, 1936 in Greenville, the son of Clarence and Pearl (Cogswell) Bissell.  On April 5, 1993, he married the love of his life, Charlotte.  Gene was a very talented singer and guitarist, recording many songs.  He especially loved recording with his family.  He loved steam engines, horseshoes, and woodworking, a talent he also shared with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He enjoyed cooking and sharing his recipes with family, who especially treasured his Thanksgiving stuffing and macaroni and cheese.  Gene loved Char and loved their family.  Charlotte preceded him in death on March 9, 2018.  He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Lynette; son-in-law, Jack Peiffer; sister, Josephine; and brothers, Booner, Harry, and Faye.  He is survived by their daughter, Janis (Mike Schmidt) Braden of Greenville; grandchildren, Yvette (Edward) Bayer of Greenville, Christa (Rob) Miller of Gowen, Kari (Casey) McCracken of Carson City, Sylvia (Keith) Allen of Greenville, Sarah (John) Stoots of Greenville, and Samantha (Griffin) Lee of Grand Rapids; 12 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, October 7, 2019 at Spencer Mills Church, with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am at church prior to the funeral.  Eugene’s pastor, Rev. Alan Flowers, will serve as officiant, and private interment will be in Oakfield Township Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to Spencer Mills Church or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Hurst Funeral Home is serving the family, and memories and messages of condolence may be shared at www.hurstfh.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

7

Oct

10:00 AM 10/7/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Spencer Mills Church

12710 17 Mile Rd.
Gowen, MI 49326

Spencer Mills Church
12710 17 Mile Rd. Gowen 49326 MI
United States

Service

Monday

7

Oct

11:00 AM 10/7/2019 11:00:00 AM
Spencer Mills Church

12710 17 Mile Rd.
Gowen, MI 49326

Spencer Mills Church
12710 17 Mile Rd. Gowen 49326 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakfield Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

11210 Wellman Avenue NE
Rockford, MI 49341

11210 Wellman Avenue NE Rockford 49341 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Spencer Mills Church

12710 17 Mile Rd.
Gowen, MI 49326

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Michigan Chapter

549 Ottawa Ave NW #307
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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