Fransces Irene Bissinger

Born: Wed., Mar. 2, 1927
Died: Wed., Jul. 17, 2019


Graveside Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 20, 2019
Location: Riverview Cemetery


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Fransces Irene Bissinger was born March 2, 1927, the daughter of two Danish immigrants, Ingvard and Anna Skoubo. She was raised on the family homestead in Boardman, Oregon, Along with her brothers Ed and Ralph. She attended School in Boardman, graduating in 1945 from the “Old” Boardman High School.

Fransces, known to her many friends  and family members as “Frannie” or “Fran,” attended Oregon State University, taking music  classes to improve her voice. She had most beautiful soprano voice. She was the one you would hear in church so clearly and perfectly above others. This was war time, so she returned home to help with the farm after one year.

When World War II ended she was married to Russel DeMauro. Together, they raised four daughters; Anna, Donna, Billie and Bobbi. Fransces was primarily a stay-at-home mom, which she loved, because she loved her daughters so deeply.

Fransces was thoughtful, caring and kind. She made friends easily, as people could sense that she was such a genuinely good person. She was a strong Christian woman, having never lost that faith. She was also so very proud of her Danish heritage, and referred to herself as a “Stubborn headed Dane.” One of her favorite sayings was “You can always tell a Dane, but you can’t tell them much.” And then she would laugh.

She loved to garden. It was her sanctuary. She would converse with the birds and admire the butterflies, while hoeing the weeds and cursing the gophers.

Later in life she found love and married Jim Bissinger. A gregarious soul, they lived happily and peacefully together for many years. They loved having fun together, and friends and family still reminisce about their annual Round-Up parties.

Fransces was a long-time member of the Eagles Lodge. In younger years she so enjoyed dancing, dining, and singing karaoke. She was quick to volunteer her time helping with special events and fund raisers. She had a generous heart, and contributed too many charities.

Fransces passed away peacefully from this earth on July 17th at the age of 92. She is survived by her four duaghterts, five grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Riverview Cemetery in Boardman, Or on Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Burn’s Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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Teresa Chase
   Posted Wed July 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss Bobbie...

Priscilla moses
   Posted Thu July 18, 2019
My thoughts& prayers go out to all you girls,& family's she will be missed by all.she was a wonderful lady one you could not ever forget.

Dave Webb
   Posted Fri July 19, 2019
She was a joy to know. I’m so sorry for your loss

Lori Patterson Moses
   Posted Fri July 19, 2019
Frannie was always smiling and always dressed so sharp, everything matched. Going to miss her smiles.

Gloria Moxley and Bea Scholte
   Posted Sat July 20, 2019
We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family.
Franny was a great friend and we always had so much fun together.
We will deeply miss her.

Gloria Moxley and Bea Scholte

Noemi Wiseman
   Posted Mon July 22, 2019
My deepest condolences to the entire family .
We took care Frannie during her stay at McKay Creek .
She was a very nice lady, always fun when visiting with her .
She will be surely missed .

Thank you for letting me touched Frannie’s Life ...

Sincerely,
Noemi Wiseman

Bea Cassidy Ledbetter
   Posted Mon July 22, 2019
My sympathy goes out to all Frances' family. Her family was our neighbors in early day Boardman. I always thought she was the most beautiful girl I knew; she was 12 years older than me. My Dad, Mike Cassidy, would do her hair in rag rollers when she had a dance or school function going on. Her folks were the hard working, country loving immigrants who were the backbone of this country's greatness. I have kept a picture of Anna, Ingvard, & Frances up in my home all these years. They will always be held most dear in my heart. God Bless~

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