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Phyllis Norine Benischek Bisinger
April 18, 1930–March 25, 2011
Phyllis N. Bisinger, 80, of Monmouth, Iowa, died Friday, March 25, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, March 31, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oxford Junction, with the Rev. Greg Steckel officiating. Friends called from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction. Burial was in the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.
Phyllis Norine Benischek was born April 18, 1930 in rural Oxford Junction, Iowa, to Henry and Thelma (Dean) Benischek. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in education and a Masters degree in Elementary Science Education.
She married Arnold Bisinger on January 14, 1950 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oxford Junction, Iowa. He died in October of 1993.
Phyllis taught in rural Jones County, Monmouth, Sacred Heart School in Maquoketa, and at Sacred Heart School in Monticello in 1991. She was also the librarian at Wyoming Library until she retired.
She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Oxford Junction, the Monmouth Women's Club, and Jackson County Retired Teachers. She enjoyed traveling and reading, and was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan.
She is survived by her children, Mary (Bob) Ross of Iowa City, Margaret (John) Hogan of Earlville, Joe (Jackie) Bisinger and Jim (Deb) Bisinger, both of Monmouth; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters, Marlene (Fred Jr.) Feuss of Lost Nation and Jane (Kirk) Rentschler of Solon; and one brother, Gene Benischek of Monmouth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and two sisters, Leona Benischek and Claudette Brown.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 1 Apr 2011


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