In loving memory of

Geno Joseph Schisel
July 15, 1969 - November 5, 2022

Geno Joseph Schisel

BURLINGTON-Geno Joseph Schisel, 53, of Burlington, Iowa, died November 5, 2022, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

He was born July 15, 1969, in Neenah, to Eugene and Karen Schisel. He married Kim Marie Gross on September 20, 2003, she preceded him in death on October 22, 2012.

Geno graduated from Antigo High School in 1987 and became a surgical technician and worked at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton. He co-owned Industrial Coating Systems, Inc. in Burlington with his brother and father for over 25 years.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Burlington. Geno loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, working on land improvement projects, and planting food plots. He enjoyed nothing more than attending Caden's sports activities. Caden was his pride and joy.

Survivors include a son, Caden Schisel of Burlington; stepson, Brandon (Amy ) Gross of Chicago; parents, Eugene and Karen Schisel of Burlington; brother, Jay (Susan) Schisel of Bonaparte, Iowa; sister, Kim (Brian) Austin of Lakeville, Minn; nephews, Gavin and Carter Austin; mother-in-law, Bonnie Jacobsen of Pearson; father-in-law, Dennis (Jean) Van Ooyen of Antigo; sister-in-law, Kelly (Robert Jr.) Stimac of Antigo; and brothers-in-law, Jason Van Ooyen of Weston and Teddy (Kristi) Jacobsen Jr. of Pearson.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a stepson, Ryan Gross; maternal grandparents, Oscar and Audrey Koeppel; paternal grandparents, Reinhard and Agnes Schisel; father-in-law, Ted Jacobsen; and brother-in-law, Scott Van Ooyen.

A funeral Mass will be held on Monday, November 14 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church in Phlox with Reverend Charles Hoffmann officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home in Antigo with a parish wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday from 10 to 11 am at the church.

A celebration of life will be held at Lunning Funeral Chapel in Burlington on Thursday, November 17 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Cards may be mailed to his family at 1400 Pawnee Drive, Burlington, IA 52601.


Christopher Kretz wrote on Nov 14, 2022:

"I don?t think I?ve run into Geno since high school, but I do remember from back then being kind, funny, and always a smile on his face. My heart breaks for his family and friends and all who lived him and were a part of his life"

Cindy Wilhelm-Lessila wrote on Nov 9, 2022:

"Gene, Karen, Jay Kim, Caden and all of Geno?s family?my heart breaks for you all. I haven?t seen Geno in many years, but I have fond memories of playing with him in Phlox growing up and playing baseball on the Phlox Little League team. He was an awesome friend then, am I can only imagine how great he was as a dad and husband. May God bless you all and grant you peace, and may wonderful memories of laughter and special shared times eventually temper your grief. Sending love and prayers to all. ??????"

Paul Bradley wrote on Nov 8, 2022:

"So very sorry for your loss. Have always remembered Geno as a solid, kind guy. Thoughts and prayers with you all."

Jason Hilger wrote on Nov 7, 2022:

"Very sorry for your loss. Enjoyed our days of sleepovers and little league and everything in between. Thoughts and prayers to all of you in the days ahead. "