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June 23, 1921 – Friday, October 18, 2013

Service Information
Church of St. Albert in Albertville, MN
Friday, October 25, 2013
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
Church of St. Albert in Albertville, MN
Friday, October 25, 2013
9:30 A.M.

Marie was born June 23, 1921 in Woodstock, Minnesota. Her parents were George and Caroline Probst.. She had eight brothers and sisters and grew up in Wilmont.

She attended Our Lady of Good Counsel school for 11 years, and graduated from Worthington High School in 1939. As Marie said, “I drove Dad’s car and sometimes had passengers.”

After graduating she worked at Boecher’s store in Iona. She was also a housekeeper and dog sitter in Worthington. She later worked at Montgomery Wards and then Firestone Tires.

After she was married and had started her family; Marie and her husband, Edward Schissel, ran Billy’s Café for eleven years. While they operated the café they often had to feed entire road crews. In 1962 they sold the café. Marie worked at the Campbell’s Soup Company in Worthington for 23 years until she retired.
When she retired, she moved to Big Lake.

Taking care of her family was always Marie’s top priority. After retirement, Marie was a care giver to many of her grandchildren over the years.

Marie moved to the Cottages of Albertville in 1999.
While at Albertville, she had a very busy social calendar. She loved her card parties, cribbage, bingo, and festivals at Saint Albert’s church.

Marie was known for her wonderful cooking. This lead to the creation of her own cookbook; Grandma Marie’s Gift to Her Children, to leave a legacy of cooking onto her family.

Marie had 11 lovely children; LaVonne, Marilyn, Marvin, Gene, Janice, Shirley, Roxanne, Nadine, Julie, Annette and Teresa. Her children gave her 28 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Throughout her life, she made a point to volunteer and participate in her faith community. In addition to her work at her home parish, she belonged to Christian Mothers organization, Council of Catholic Women and Catholic Daughters of America. At Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Lismore she was reagent for 6 years and District Deputy for 4 years.

Of everything that she is remembered for, it is her commitment to God, Faith and Family that will stand out the most.

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Nancy Henning Wieneke

    My sympathies to you and your family, Julie. Thinking of you.

  2. Lowell T Dollander

    Memories of my Lismore days include the many times I saw your Mom (and Dad) at the Cafe on Saturday night. Take care and know are prayers are with all the Schissel family.
    LT and Shelly Dollander, Augusta, GA

  3. Joyce Erdman

    To the family of Marie,
    My deepest sympathy,
    In my thoughts and prayers!!!
    Joyce Erdman

  4. Joyce Erdman

    Court St. Bernard #886 of the Catholic Daughters, Lismore, MN.
    Our deepest sympathy,
    to the family of Marie.

  5. Larry and Lori Voss

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. There were so many times we have thought of Marie, such a wonderful, wonderful woman. She always made us feel so comfortable in her home before those Saturday night “Lismore Ritz” dances. I especially remember times when all of you would come to Lismore and would welcome this little ‘Ol country girl as well. The time she drove us girls to go “school clothes shopping” in MPLS now that was a BIG deal at that time. So many great memories for us.
    Blessings to all of you,
    We will be thinking of you!
    Larry and Lori Voss


    Wish we could be there for you. She was a neat lady. I shall always remember her.


    So sad for your loss. I remember your mom and dad working so hard in the café and always had time to stop and visit. Your mom had a beautiful smile and a happy heart most of the time unless you did something wrong in the café, I did…..

  8. Gary Hoffer

    You were always welcome at the Schissel home. A lot of fond memories. Will be thinking of all of you on Friday and the days ahead.

  9. David Holmberg - Worthington Mn

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Marie Schissel. I did not know Marie but she worked with my mother at Campbell Soup Co. in Worthington and I remember my mom speaking of her as a friend. Any friend of my mom’s was a friend to me. Sorry for your loss.

  10. Sharon Leintz

    I’m so sorry I was unable to attend Marie’s funeral. I met Marie playing cribbage, at the Cottages, several years ago. She loved our Tuesday afternoon cribbage sessions. Marie was a gracious, caring and generous person. She will be missed by many.

  11. Joni Loosbrock

    What a great celebration of life! Marie was so loved! I remember her smiling in the kitchen home and at church….you all are so special to me. God Bless you and shine his light upon you. Her light will shine in you til you meet again!

  12. Kari (Newman) Phenow

    Gene & Amber- I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother/grandma. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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