PRINCETON — Danny Ray Sissel, 63, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Danny was born on Feb. 23, 1949, in Princeton to Sherman and Emma (White) Sissel. He had served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam as an M.P. He married Colleen Taylor on July 10, 1975, in Princeton. He had served as chief of police in Tiskilwa, had been a Princeton police officer for 30 years, upon retirement had worked part-time for the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department, and until recently he touched many hearts working with the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home for years.
He was a member of the Princeton Moose, the Princeton Elks, the Princeton American Legion, AMVETS, and was past commander of the VFW. Along with his wife, Colleen, he had volunteered to place flags along Main Street in Princeton for patriotic holidays, and for the past two years had been active with St. Jude’s Princeton to Memphis motorcycle fundraiser.
He is survived by his wife, Colleen Sissel of Princeton; his three daughters, Heather (Patrick) Mason of Princeton, Kristy (Brian) Foster of DeKalb and Kelly (Michael) Morris of Princeton; his eight grandchildren, Emma, Kenzie, and Jackson Mason, Owen, Addelyn and Brynley Foster, and Kai and Mazie Grace Morris; his sister, Judy (Don) Underwood of Princeton; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and seven brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, with the Rev. Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Princeton, with military honors by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m.