Bernadette G. Tissier
Bernadette G. Tissier, nee Tritz, 94, of Belleville, IL, born October 1, 1916, in Caledonia Township, Columbia County, Portage, WI, died Sunday, December 12, 2010, at St. Paul’s Home, Belleville, IL.
Mrs. Tissier had worked as a claims adjudicator at Scott Air Force Base, IL. She was a former member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish in Belleville, where she had also been a member of the Ladies Sodality. Bernadette was an avid bridge player and a passionate gardener.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Anna, nee Thielen, Tritz; five sisters, Marie Jirsa, Olivia Manning, Rhynelda Curtis, Malinda Tritz, and Velma Scheel; and three brothers, Roland Tritz, John Tritz, and Marlin Tritz.
Surviving are five sons,
Michael (Monica) Tissier of Fort Myers, FL,
Mark (Cathy) Tissier of Belleville, IL,
Rick (Barb) Tissier of Waterloo, IL,
John Tissier of Belleville, IL,
and Greg (Becky) Tissier of Danville, IL;
two former daughters-in-law, Bonnie Tissier of Georgia and Denise Tissier of Millstadt, IL;
11 grandchildren, Kimberly Tissier, Kelly Tissier, Stephen (Jena) Tissier,
Amy (Doug) Wake, Jody (Ryan) Groff,
Shannon (Michael) Osment,
John (Rebecca) Tissier, Nicolas Tissier, Maryanne Tissier,
Andrew Tissier, and Nathan Tissier;
a step-grandchild, Maria Caamano;
three great-grandchildren, Joseph Wake, Samuel Wake, and Desirae Tissier;
a brother, Roman Tritz of LaCrosse, WI;
a sister, Regina (Melvin) Davis of Chilton, WI;
a brother-in-law, Harry Curtis of Montello, WI;
and good friends, Judie and Wayne Louden.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Fairview Heights, IL, or to the American Parkinson Disease Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fairview Heights, IL, with Father Eugene Neff officiating.
Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.