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James W. Bisenius 1924-2010

Aug 24, 2010

Funeral service for James W. Bisenius of Emmetsburg was Saturday, Aug. 21, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. Clem Currans and the Rev. Peter Nguyen concelebrated the Mass.

Burial was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bisenius, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, at Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg.

James William Bisenius, son of John and Helena (Dahlhauser)?Bisenius, was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Whittemore. He received his education at Presentation Academy.

On April 5, 1948, Jim Bisenius and Lois Leuer were married in Mallard. The couple made their home in Emmetsburg where Jim served as Deputy Sheriff for Palo Alto County from 1949 to 1959. He then began operating Bisenius Real Estate and Insurance. Jim also did credit reporting and collecting, as well as establishing a Detective Agency. Jim stayed active in insurance and real estate until 2009, when he retired.

Jim was a devoted member of Holy Family Parish in Emmetsburg. He was a member of the Realtors Association and had served on the Emmetsburg City Council. Jim was one of two individuals that established the Kiwanis organization in Emmetsburg.

Survivors include his wife, Lois of Emmetsburg; children, James (Jane)?Bisenius of Schaller, Jerry (Peg)?Bisenius of Atkinson, NE, Linda (Clint)?Thompson of Twin Lakes, Donna (Tim)?Vala of Portland, TX, and Rick (Candy)?Bisenius of Emmetsburg; 12 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Also surviving are three brothers, John Bisenius of Citrus Heights, CA, Frank Bisenius of Wallingford and Ed Bisenius of Florida; and two sisters, Mary Montag of North Carolina and Lu Sparks of Hyattsville, MD.

Condolences can be left at: www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com