Mark A. Bissen, 59


Mark Allen Bissen, 59, died on March 23, 2021 at his home in Dunlap. He was born on Jan. 19, 1962, in Omaha, Neb., to Grace Klein. They moved to St. Petersburg, Fla. Grace died on Jan. 5, 1970. Mark and his brother Patrick were adopted by their aunt and uncle, Kenneth and Alma Bissen. Then Mark lived in Dunlap and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1980. After high school, Mark attended Dana College for a year. Mark worked in the Oil fields in Texas for three years, then worked for the telephone company in New Jersey. Mark worked in various other locations and then ended up back in Dunlap.

Mark was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dunlap. He was very active in church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a 4th Degree Knight. Mark served on the Dunlap City Council. He liked to hunt and follow sports, especially high school sports.

Mark was preceded in death by his birth mother, Grace Faulkner. He is survived by his parents, Kenny and Alma Bissen of Cedar Grove, Tenn.; three brothers, Patrick Bissen and his wife Jane of Camdenton, Mo.; Troy Bissen and his wife Tammy of Nicholasville, Ky. and Scott Bissen and his wife Tonya of Cedar Grove; and many other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dunlap. Rev. Joel McNeil presided over the service and Rick Rannells assisted with the musical selections. The pallbearers were Jason Knickman, Bill Klein, Mark McAllister, Larry Weis, Cooper Knickman, Patrick Bissen, Scott Bissen and Troy Bissen. Mark’s final resting place is at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Dunlap.

Fouts Funeral Home in Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.