ROY W. BISPING
Roy W. Bisping, age 94, of
Faribault, died on Monday, January 7, 2008 at St. Mary’s Hospital,
Funeral services will be at Peace Lutheran Church, Faribault, on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. with the Reverend Robert L. Mundahl and the Reverend Maynard Spitzack officiating. Interment will be at Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault, with military rites provided by the Central Veterans Association.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Friday, January 11, 2008 from 3 to 8 p.m. and also at the church on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
Roy William Bisping was born on April 7, 1913 in Faribault to Edward C. and Ida S. (Bauer) Bisping. He was baptized on April 27, 1913 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault, where he was confirmed in April of 1928. Roy attended Trinity Lutheran School and Faribault High School. After high school he worked at various places, including Nye Greenhouse, Schuenke Farms, and Walsh’s Grocery. Roy served 5 years in the US Army during WWII in the European Theatre. Following the end of the war, Roy returned home and worked for the Minnesota State Hospital for 35 years. As his family grew, he added extra jobs including custodian at Peace Lutheran Church and School and his own painting business.
Roy married Irene Schmidt on July 5, 1947 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault. The couple was blessed with four children: Diane, Richard, Marlene and Christine.
Roy was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church and helped with the construction of the buildings. He took great joy in serving on committees and held many offices, including elder, trustee and financial secretary. He also enjoyed Men’s Club, Dart Ball League and church softball.
Fishing, the Minnesota Twins, playing euchre and Yatzee, and having morning coffee at McDonald’s were his favorite pastimes. Roy was known for his sense of humor, twinkle in his eye and teasing nature. He seemed to make friends with everyone he met and was always ready to help others. He was famous as a Southpaw pitcher on various city softball teams. In his later years, he received the gift of two cornea transplants.
Roy suffered a massive stroke on Saturday, December 29, 2007 and was released into the arms of His Heavenly Father on Monday, January 7, 2008, having reached the age of 94 years and nine months.
Roy is survived by his wife, Irene; four children, Diane Bisping of Norwood-Young America, Rick (and Karen) Bisping of Faribault, Marnie (and Neal) Glessing of Howard Lake and Chris (and Buzz Hummel) Hopkins of Morris; seven grandchildren, Tara Bisping (and Trevor Nelson), Dan Bisping, David Glessing, Tad Hopkins, T.J. (and fiancée, Kay Snyder) Hopkins, Trevor Hopkins and Shandi Hopkins; step grandchildren, Ray (and Joyce) Hummel and Bernadine Hayes; great grandchildren, Alexander Flynn and Tristan Nelson; step great grandchildren, Chad and Amy Hummel; step great, great grandchildren, Kylie and Mariah Hummel; two sisters, Elsie Maag of Minneapolis and Irene (and Bernhard) Wegner of Faribault; four sisters-in-law, Edna Schulenberg, Dorothy Griesert, Elda (and Everett) Fuchs, all of Faribault, and Laura (and Harold) Berglund of Lakeland; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Frederick, Edgar and Edmund; one sister, Sally Lueders and a son in law, Ken Hopkins, Jr.
Hi Guys - - Well, I dont have to tell you how awful we feel about dad and Grandpa other than we know exactly what you are feeling right now. I cant believe Chris that you had to go through the same thing so shortly after I had to go through it. It is not going to be easy, but you have so much love here from all of us Schliemans. You know how much you guys have meant to us and we have all been through so much together and our bond will never be broken. I love you all - I am thinking of you constantly and have been since that Saturday when you called me Chris. I was devestated and would have liked to have transferred my self in the car seat next to you and put my arms around you and tell you that it was going to be ok. I tell you, what we would do without our faith? Buzz and kids, I know I dont have to tell you what a great momma you have and she is always your "rock" but now she will need you guys...and I cant think of better kids and husband to help her through this. Love you all, And to you Chris I love you sweetie..... Trudy Rod, Trudy, Ben, Lauren and Kara Schlieman
We were very sorry to hear of Roy's passing and our deepest sympathy to the Bisping family. He was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed. We would always see him at breakfast on Sunday after church.
Chris and Family, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I cannot begin to tell you how often I have thougth of you in these past days. I have relived the last days with my Dad many times by thinking of you. I did not know your Dad very well, but I know you must have gotten his "humor" gene. And maybe that is where you boys also got being such "pranksters". What a wonderful gene to carry on. I am sure your Dad was very proud of you and your family. He had every right to be proud. We will not be able to attend the funeral. Mom's surgery went well, and she may go home tomorrow. I still plan to have my bunion surgery on Friday. I will be thinking of all of you. Know that you are in my prayers. The days ahead will not be easy. I only wish I could say or do something to make it better. Love, Vicky
I will truly miss my uncle. He was such a fun-loving man. He always liked to tickle me when I was little. He will truly be missed. My love to all my Bisping relatives!!! I will be with you in spirit.
I wanted to extend my sympathies to your family. (Marnie was my second grade teacher, Neal is my cousin.)