Funeral services for Jed Schissel, 58, of Knoxville, Iowa were held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012 at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home with Stephen P. Ebel, officiating.
Jed Gerard Schissel was born on July 29, 1954 in Cherokee, the son of James Schissel and Alice (Clark) Schissel.
He grew up in Cherokee and joined the United States Marines at the age of 17 where he served for four years. Jed then enlisted in the United States Navy where he served an additional 16 years before retiring with an honorable discharge. Jed served as a helicopter Crew Chief in both the Marines during the Vietnam Conflict and while serving two tours in the Navy during the Gulf War.
He was especially honored to be assigned to serve with the unit performing the military honors at the military memorials, especially because the families expressed such great appreciation for honoring their service member. With his career in the military, Jed had the opportunity to travel the world. Following retirement, he returned to Iowa and chose Knoxville as his home.
Jed collected vintage cars and enjoyed the sprint car races with his dad. In his spare time, he enjoyed making music with his guitars and working on motorcycles. He also had a love for sailing and had a sailboat shipped to his home from California.
Jed passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at his home.
He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Survivors include his parents, James and Alice Schissel of Cherokee; siblings: Sharon (Jon) Lemke of Iowa City, Susan (Doug) Behrens of Whitewater, Wis., Jane Schissel of Denver, Colo., Mary Letsche of Cherokee, Jean (Scott) Horan of Waterloo; nieces and nephews: Anissa, Adam, Brooke, Paige, Elisabeth, Jack, Amanda, Jessica, Christian, Christopher, Lilly, Jacob, Zoey and his supportive friend, Marie Veto.
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Family. Online condolences may be left at BertrandFuneralHomes.com.