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Lee Schissel

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Lee "Tony" Schissel age 88 of Guttenberg, formerly of New Hampton, Iowa died December 13, 2020. A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday December 18th with a burial of ashes to be held at a later date when all family can be present. Please join the family on FACEBOOK LIVE 10:00 A.M. FRIDAY ON JANICE TANK'S FACEBOOK PAGE TO SHOW SUPPORT. Tony was born in Fort Atkinson, IA on August 23, 1932, the son of Bertram and Henrietta (Riehle) Schissel. He grew up and attended school in New Hampton, IA. Tony met his wife-to-be Lucy Bohr at a dance in Spillville, IA in 1957. They were married on June 18, 1959, and settled in Gilbertville, IA. They later moved to a farm near New Hampton, IA. They remained happily for 61 years and 178 days. In 1952 Tony enlisted in the United States Army and saw combat in Korea from 1952—1954 as a member of the Field Artillery. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Upon his release from the Army he transferred to the Army Reserve to complete his 8 years under the Universal Military Training and Service Act. Tony returned home to work at Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo, Iowa where he remained for a total of 35 years until the company closed their doors. He then farmed near New Hampton, IA for several years until his retirement. In his free time, he enjoyed many things like; bowling, hunting, fishing, especially ice fishing, golfing, watching his favorite football teams the Minnesota Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes. He was avid Yankee Fan. Tony will always be remembered for his love of family, including his wife Lucy, his children, and his grandchildren. He is remembered for being a caring husband, father, and grandfather.

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  1. Tony was a wonderful person in every way. He loved his wife and his family ultimately. We were all lucky to have known Tony. RIP my friend you deserve to be honored for your unending love for others. Mary Buckendahl

  2. Deepest sympathy to Tony’s family. I really enjoyed living next door to him and his family. He was a really nice man.

  3. Our deepest sympathy to Lucy and the family. May all your precious memories be a comfort to you during this difficult time. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. My deepest sympathy to you, Lucy, and to all of your family. Tony stood up for our wedding, and I remembering being a server for your wedding. Bob and Tony did a lot of fishing together. They were great friends and had a lot of fun together. Now they can fish together again.

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