Marjorie Ellen Bisel

December 13, 1918 ‒ March 25, 2015

Bellville, Ohio

Marjorie Ellen Bisel, age 96, of Bellville, died Wednesday March 25, 2015 at the Country Meadow Nursing Home. Marjorie was born December 23, 1918 in Crestline, Ohio to Walter and Helen Erma (Gladfelter) Hout. Her mother died when she was 7 years old and she grew up in Mansfield the third of four girls. She was a 1937 graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. She met a young man at the Mansfield Skating Rink and she and Virgil Bisel were married November 5, 1939. She and Virgil lived and raised their family in the Bellville area. She shared a life full of joy, laughter, and many friends and family. She and Virgil had traveled to Hawaii, Mexico and wintered for 15 years in Florida, and summers were spent camping at Lake Erie. Marjorie loved to garden, and can, and was a great cook. She would read cookbooks by the hour searching for new recipes especially for Virgil, a lifelong vegetarian. A woman of faith, Marjorie read her bible faithfully, honored her Lord, and saw her calling to be a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She attended the Clear Fork Alliance Church.

Surviving are her sons Richard L. (Shirley) Bisel of Bellville, Gerald “Jerry” Bisel, Paul D. (Janet) Bisel of Mount Vernon. 5 grandchildren; Beth (Brian) Faust, Matthew (Tamara) Bisel, Justin (Kyndall) Bisel, Tracy Bisel, Scott Bisel, 11 great grandchildren Brandon, Jake, Bailey Faust, Shelbi, Ashley, Brezlynn, Jason, Allison, Joshua, Sarah, Jacob Bisel, lifetime friend and classmate Ethel Lemert, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents Marjorie was preceded in death by her stepmother Alva Hout, her husband, and sisters Florence (Jack) McGugin, Ruth (Al) Hahn and Velma (Robbie) Robison, niece Betty Lou Stanley, best friend and cousin Virginia “Sis” Steel

Friends may call Monday April 6, 2015 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Clear Fork Alliance Church, where funeral services will follow at 12 Noon with Rev. Dr. Michael V. Stine officiating. Burial will follow at Bellville Cemetery.

Those who desire may make memorial contributions, in Marjorie’s name, to the Clear Fork Alliance Church, 1008 Ohio 97, Bellville, Ohio 44813.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to have been chosen to serve the family of Marjorie E. Bisel.


  • I am so glad that I heard God speaking to go see Aunt Marj yesterday. She is the last one to go of my special aunts. We will all miss her, but she is home with her husband, Uncle Virgil, and her mom, dad and sisters. What rejoicing they are doing. Praise the Lord we have this hope. We will miss her but we know she is in a better place. Our love to Dick, Jerry and Paul.

  • Paul and Janet, I just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you in the loss of your mom.

  • My Deepest Sympathies go out to the “Bisel” Family
    Jesus reassure us that even though we may mourn now, we will be comforted knowing we have have a future hope, when death will be no more Matthew 5:4

  • Paul,
    Thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. So sorry for your loss.
    Jen Roberts & family

  • Paul & family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. May special memories live on in your heart and happier times remembered bring a smile to your face as time helps you heal from the loss you now feel.’

  • Sorry to read about your Mother, I met them in the early 60’s at Collins market and always enjoyed seeing them from time to time. She and Virgil were special and will be missed. Hold on to your memories. May God bless. D’

  • To The Bisel Family,

    I did not know Marg very well, but enjoyed seeing her and thought she was such a sweet lady. We knew your Dad also. What a nice friendly Couple.
    You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one.

  • Paul and Janet, Justin and Kyndall,

    We just happened to read about your mother’s passing. So sorry to hear, but I’m sure she’s in a better place and was ready to go.

    Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you.

    Blessings and peace to you all. Sincerely

  • Dick, Paul, Jerry and Families,
    We are so sorry for your loss but are rejoicing that she is with Jesus.
    Where do we begin to talk of all the wonderful memories of great times spent with all of you “on the farm”. So much fun and laughter. Those were such great times and we treasure all of the memories. We truly are a blessed family.
    Blessings on all of you at this difficult time.
    Love, Terry and Connie

  • Dick,
    Sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    I lost your phone number. We need to talk. My number is 843-368-4781.
    Whenever you get a moment please call. I miss talking to you.
    Love to all
    Denny and Linda Burkett

  • Dear Dick,Jerry, Paul, and family,Bill and I want to offer our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Marge. We are out of town and unable to attend.Ivisited her last at Lexington Court ..She didn’t recognize me at first but when I told her I was Mary Jane Early’s daughter her eyes brightened right up.I have fond memories of the cousin reunions out in the country at their house,probably chasing Paul around the yard. Ibelieve she also recounted the story about having forgotten her garage door opener. She contacted Virgil up in his plane.He swooped down and opened the door while flying. I may have made that one up I’m not sure. I know one thing for sure she’ll join all her sisters in heaven. Bless you all, Jody and Bill

  • Paul, Janet & family–So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing–we are thinking of you all & remembering you in our prayers–wish we could have come to the calling hours,but are unable to attend.Hope that the love of friends & family give you much comfort, as well as the good memories,which become a great help later on. Love, Stan & Kitty

  • Dear Janet, Paul, Justin, Kyndall, Brezlynn: Our deepest condolences – thoughts and prayers for you all – Grandma Bisel is smiling down on everyone – she is finally where she’s wanted to be for sometime. It is always harder for the ones left behind but one day we will all meet up again one day. Love Dietrich and Mary-Lynn

  • Dick, Shirley, Paul, and Jerry
    Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I have so many good memories of my parents and yours when we were young and neighbors. The country was a good place to grow up in. Merle was a patient at the Cleveland Clinic till last nite and I knew nothing about her passing till today.
    God’s blessings to all of you. Merle and Janet (Oyster) Schulte