Blake Kyle Sissel, 37, was born on May 12, 1982 in Grand Island, NE, joining his big sister, Karly and parents, Kyle and Paula Sissel. He was baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Blake’s earthly journey ended on January 24, 2020.
He had a passion for the land and farming; in his own words, he “lived for it”. He was a skilled woodworker, with a creative mind. Blake loved loud music that rocked his soul. And when the soles of his boots entered the room you could expect a hug, smile, or caring comment. Blake was an immensely bright and softhearted individual, whose care for others often exceeded his own. He did his best to help anyone whose path he crossed. His family was one of the most important parts of his life and was always where he found true happiness.
His Dad was his best friend. Blake’s ideas around the farm were occasionally so good he even surprised his father! He had his Mom’s unconditional, enduring love. And never failed to make her laugh!
In the words of his sons: “He was a good man and an even better father,” Alexander Blake Sissel, 11 and MacArthur Bryan, 8, will remember his dad because “he liked to eat cereal and he was so very caring, and fun, and a weird dancer”.
We will all miss him forever, especially his goofy smile, big hugs, strong hands, and forever laid back attitude.
He is loved...
His Journey’s Just Begun
Don’t think of him as gone away
His journey’s just begun,
Life holds so many facets
This earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a pace of warmth and comfort
Where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
That we could know today
How nothing but our sadness
Can really pass away
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched….
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.
Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh assisted the Sissel family.