Peter D. Bissen, 59

Published 8:27 am Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Peter D. Bissen, 59, of Greenleafton, Minnesota, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at home.

Peter D. Bissen, 59

Peter Donald “Pete” Bissen was born on Sept. 4, 1959, in Rose Creek, Minnesota, son of Donald and Georgia (Langmo) Bissen. He was a 1978 graduate of Southland High School. Pete furthered his education and graduated from community college in Austin, Minnesota, as a tool and die machinist. On Oct. 6, 1995, Pete married Annie-Laurie Knowles at the Christ Episcopal Church in Austin.

Pete was a longtime volunteer EMT for the Preston ambulance.  He worked at Preston Iron Works for 19 years, Valley Design for three years, EZ Fab in Chatfield, Minnesota, for three years, and was presently working at Custom Iron in Zumbrota, Minnesota.

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He was very active around the community. Pete coached High School Jr. League Bowling, was a Boy Scout leader, and volunteered at Greenleafton Reformed Church. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and collecting model trains.

Pete was a huge sports fan; he cheered for Fillmore Central High School, the Minnesota Vikings and the Twins.

Peter is survived by his wife, Annie-Laurie Bissen of Greenleafton; sons, Jay and Joshua Bissen of Greenleafton; his mother, Georgia Bissen of Winona, Minnesota; sister, Theresa Santema of Stewartville, Minnesota; brother, Paul Bissen of Winona; mother-in-law, Ann J. Knowles of Mankato, Minnesota; brothers-in-law, Christopher (Melissa Donley) Knowles of Lakeville, Minnesota, and Patrick (Danielle) Knowles of Scottsdale, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Bissen; aunt, Frances; and father-in-law, William Knowles.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at Greenleafton Reformed Church with Pastor Roger Lokker officiating. Visitation will be held for two hours prior to the service in Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Greenleafton Cemetery.

Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Preston, Minnesota, is assisting the family.