Catherine V. France Bissell, 89, of Zionsville, died April 8, 2013.
Catherine was born Aug. 30, 1923, in Brazil, Ind., to Roy and Ida Wilhelmina Krampe France. She was a 1941 graduate of Brazil High School and a 1944 graduate of Terre Haute Business College, where she majored in accounting. Catherine was a founding member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Indianapolis and most recently enjoyed membership at Carmel Lutheran. She worked in bookkeeping and accounting for US Rubber. Catherine retired from US Rubber to raise her family and take care of her home before returning to HR Block, specializing in tax preparation, after her children were grown.
Catherine enjoyed life’s simple pleasures such as traveling, golf, playing euchre and bridge. She was active in PTO and Scouting as her children grew, making a wonderful home for them and her eventual grandkids that she enjoyed so much.
Survivors include her son, Gerald Bissell (Deborah); her daughter, Linda Bickett (Mark); her grandchildren, Brittany Wingerter (Zach), Patrick Bissell, Courtney Bissell fiancé, Jeff Anderson), Callie Bissell, Michael Bickett, Tyler Bickett and Jordan Bickett; and her great-granddaughter, Cora Wingerter.
Her parents preceded her in death, as did her brothers, Ray France and Paul France, and her beloved husband, Burdette Bissell, whom she wed June 19, 1955, in Christ Lutheran Church in Indianapolis.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, at Zionsville Fellowship Church, 9090 E. SR 334, Zionsville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville. Interment will follow the service at Washington Park North Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences or memories may be shared with the Bissell family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.