Memorial ServiceZion Congregational Church
Brighton, Colorado 80601
Kenneth (Kenny) Gerald Schissler - 82
January 5, 1937 - May 11, 2019
Kenny was born in Brighton to Fred and Mary (Cook) Schissler on January 5, 1937. He lived in Brighton his entire life. He graduated to Heaven on May 11, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loved ones after a brief battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He is preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bennie and Leslie; and his sister Alice Tolman. He is survived by his wife, Judy; three children, Bob (Laurie) Schissler of Roseburg, OR; Ron (Janeane) Schissler of Keenesburg; Karen (Stu) Jensen of Brighton; and his sister, MaryLee (John) Houdek of Brighton, along with 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Ken graduated from Brighton High School; after his high school sweetheart graduated, he and Judy were married. They have three children, Robert (Bob), Ronald (Ron) and Karen. Kenny farmed and worked at the Great Western Sugar Factory in Brighton along with many of his family members. He retired from the Brighton Post Office as a mail carrier after 30 years of service. He enjoyed “retirement” for a short period, then worked briefly for Adams County. Kenny then had a second full career as a shipping agent for Watermill Express and in March, 2019, retired after 24 years.
He enjoyed watching and following high school, college, and professional sports. He was on the 1954 Brighton High School All State Basketball Championship Team, winning the championship game by sinking the winning shot. Ken was an avid bowler and was on the PBA Senior Tour for a couple of years, and was still bowling and averaging 200 up until he had to retire from bowling
in March, 2019.
He will be remembered as a kind, loving, and humorous husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and was loved by all who were blessed to know him.
A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at Zion Congregational Church, 401 S 27th Ave. in Brighton, followed by a meal. Feel free to wear your favorite sports jersey or shirt to the service.
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