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James Kissell

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James Kissell Obituary
James L. Kissell, 82, of Cheyenne, Wyoming died on April 27, 2014. He was born April 23, 1932, in Portis, KS, to Horace and Adda Kissell. James was serving honorably in the US Army during the Korean War when through his sister, he was connected to his future wife through photographs & letters. Upon returning home from the war, they were introduced in person. He later married Gladys Lemke on March 16, 1955, in Loveland, Colorado where they built their life and family together. Mr. Kissell worked for Great Western Sugar Company for 25 years as a crane operator and master mechanic. He later worked for Great Western Railroad, where he retired in 1997 as a certified conductor and locomotive engineer. After 50 years of marriage his wife passed away in 2005. He later moved to Cheyenne, WY where he enjoyed his congregation at the Miracle Valley Assembly of God. James loved to help people, and he had a talent for fixing almost anything. He enjoyed hunting and locomotives. He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Brattin and husband Bruce of Springfield, MO, a son, Ricky L. Kissell and wife Pilar of Aurora, CO; grandchildren Chris Brattin and wife Linda of Phoenix, AZ, Erica Brattin of Springfield, MO; Sharayah Kissell, Cameron Kissell, Franchesca Kissell and Karen DelPino, all of Aurora, CO. Three brothers, Kenneth and his wife Shirley of Cheyenne, WY, Robert of Wellington, CO, Lawrence and his wife Cathy of Quinlan, TX, and one sister, Constance Petersen of Farmington, NM. Viewing will be 2-4:00 p.m., Wednesday at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland. Funeral services will be held at the same location on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, north of Loveland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln, Loveland, CO 80537.

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Apr. 30, 2014
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