Bernadine M. Kissel

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Bernadine M. Kissel, age 87, of Bella Vista, Ark., passed away Tuesday morning, July 28, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Rogers after two weeks of intense rehab. She was born May 30, 1933, in Kenosha, Wis., to Joseph and Catherine Kontowt. Bernadine attended schools in Kenosha and the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She served two years in the military Women's Army Corps as a 1st Lieutenant. In August 1957, she married Chester Kissel. Together they had five children and three grandchildren. Bernadine was preceded in death by her son, Christopher, and an older brother and sister. Services will be held at a later date at St. Bernard Catholic church to celebrate her holy life as a Roman Catholic. Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at

Published July 31, 2020

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