Isabelle “Issy” Marie Mann Besserud, 93, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming.
Isabelle was born June 27, 1925, in St. Anthony, ND to John Mann and Elizabeth (Klein) Mann, the second of 10 children. She attended St. Anthony grade school through the 8th grade. She worked on the farm side-by-side with her father until 1949 when she began working at Kleins Jack & Jill in Center, ND until 1966. Issy married Chet Besserud in 1966. She has resided in Casper, Wyoming, since 1971.
Issy was a loving mom and grandmother to the Besserud family. As a sister and aunt, she was generous of heart, remembering birthdays and Christmases with special treats. Issy was an avid reader, a good listener, and had a strong will and feisty spirit. She loved her church family in Casper churches, and her caregivers were held dear to her. Issy loved cats, dogs, squirrels, and the little things in life.
She is survived by her 3 sisters, Mary Mann of North Dakota; Carola Sirucek of Montana; Ann Grannan of Iowa; one brother, Jim(Diane) Mann of Minnesota; sister-in-law, Fran Mann of Bismarck; stepchildren, Sherri Gefroh, Vicki Roger and Bob Besserud all of Minot; and Jim Besserud of Flordia; 5 step-grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Issy was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lizzy; husband, Chet; siblings, Raymond, Bob, and Chuck Mann, Agnes Fowler, and Clara Sorensen; sister-in-law, Nancy Mann; and her pets Cindy and Nicki.
Our family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Meadow Winds Assisted Living and Life Care of Casper. Also to Larry and Carla Dolan, Rita Dinger and family, Sharon Ekstrand, Robert and Thersa Schultz and family. Also Sue Blomstrom and Pat and Fern Frieberg.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Bustard’s Funeral Home in Casper. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church also in Casper.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. pm Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Buehler-Larson Funeral Home in Mandan. Burial will be at Mandan Union Cemetery.