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Donald "Todd" Bissman, 52, of Machesney Park, passed away Sunday, September 3, 2017. He was born on July 31, 1965, the son of Donald Leroy and Bernita J. (Erickson) Bissman. Todd worked as an assembler with SPX Flow and UPS. He enjoyed racing. Todd was a local short track racer at the Rockford Speedway and a drag racer at the Byron Drag way. As a NASCAR fan, he enjoyed the experience of traveling to different tracks and seeing races across the country. Todd also loved to sing karaoke with his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents of Inverness, FL; daughter, Cassandra; Fiancée, Cindy Martindale; sister, Theresa Bissman, Houghton, MI; nephew Connor Wade, Houghton, MI; aunt, Cindi (Brad) Gorsuch, Grand Rapids, MN; and cousins, Laura (Ryan) Fier, Columbia Heights, MN and Erik Gorsuch, Little Canada, MN. Todd is predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation Services will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave, Rockford. Memorials can be made to the family to be established.

Condolences & Shared Memories (23)

  1. David Roque

    Prayers to his family. I will keep in my memory all those fun times as a kid. Thank you Todd.

  2. Linda Tracey

    Don,Bernita,Theresa Darin,Tammy,and I are so very sorry for your loss. Todd was a great guy. He was always making jokes and making us laugh. Please accept our sympathy and our prayers. We will never forget him.

  3. Scott and Alta Kruger

    So sorry for your loss. Scott and I worked with Todd for many years. Such a kindred spirit regardless of circumstances surrounding him. RIP Todd!

  4. Theresa "Bissman's Little Sis" Bissman

    BIG BROTHER! Growing up, You taught me how to be a strong little sister but you forgot one thing, you didn't prepare me for this. Whether near or far you always had my back, you always watched over me and protected me. I never had to worry, everyone watched over, "Bissman's Little Sister". Well, now I have another star to name when I look to the Heavens above for answers. I feel so empty. Such a huge void in me....I will Love and Miss You, SO MUCH, BIG BROTHER but I know that you will always be by my side watching over me. Mom and Dad Love You so much! Fly High and keep us laughing with the memories that you have left us with..You may be gone but you will live on with us all..I love you Todd

  5. Erik Gorsuch

    I'm going to miss you Todd... There are so many memories we made over the years; and while we had a few years where we didn't hear from each other that often, the last few years you made a deliberate effort to reconnect and I'm so glad you did! I'll always look at the Wild clock that you gave me for my last birthday and remember you and the fact that our time is limited and to make the most of it. RIP cousin...

  6. Mike Phillips (Dj Magic Mike)

    Todd it's been great getting to meet you many years ago,you brought alot of fun times to us with your Humor and comments , This is just a new beginning and look forward to seeing you again for more fun times. RIP...

  7. Carrie & Dan (Earl) Buckett

    Whether we seeing you I had a pancake breakfast, a race track, or Facebook. I am so happy you had some time with Cindy❤️I know she made you very happy! Godspeed

  8. Don Russell

    I didn't know you well but you were a good friend at the race track. You will be missed Todd God Bless you our prayers go out to your family.

  9. Kathy ChildressGraves

    Todd you will be missed enjoy your wings and watching the big race from the best in the house!

  10. Homar Nieva & Family

    Todd will be missed by all his peers and especially family. Every work day Todd would always say hi, which for me was a routing to make sure I would say hi to him. It's hard to break habit and know it will be hard to do this. Todd not only was a friend but a family member at work. Thank you for the memories.

  11. Dave Waeffler & Family

    I was deeply sadden to hear the passing of my old buddy Todd. Todd and I spent a lot of time together in the 80's. I have a lot of great memories of those days. I can honestly say that, I have never known anyone like Todd. He truly was one of a kind. Thoughts and prayers to all his family.

  12. Judy McWilliams

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of your family. RIP Todd. You will be missed. <3

  13. Howie Ware

    I'm gona miss you being silly at short track and doing karaoke. We always had a blast. Fly high buddy. You will always be remembered.

  14. Sherry Copas

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends.

  15. Bonnie evans

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family won't forget the memories we shared karaoke together you sure could sing "lady"by Kenny Rodgers you were awesome we will all miss you a great deal....r.i.p

  16. Tim Loos

    Todd I can't seem to say goodbye my friend , the 24 yrs we have known each other was always entertaining to say the least , I know I will miss you the rest of my life , so until we see each other again ....... behave lol #50 rocks

  17. Cindi Gorsuch

    Still unbelievable. I am so glad to have been his aunt and been blessed with his ever ending smile and laughter. Todd will leave a hole in many hearts. Love to Cassie Resa Conner and Cindy.

  18. Shawn loos

    So heart broken Todd. You will be missed dearly. You my friend cannot be replaced. Your heart was bigger than life but yet at the end this is what took you to the angels. Always there for us and always wanting to help everyone. RIP Todder. Love Shawn Loos

  19. Mike Ray

    RIP Todd you were a good man always a pleasure to talk with

  20. Mike and Tracey Lloyd

    Todder, what can we say? We are gonna miss ya bud, you were always smiling regardless of what was happening or who was saying what! Can't say that about a lot of people! Can't believe it yet that you were taken from us all way too soon! Fly with the angels and keep an eye on the rest of us! Love ya Todder!

  21. Tim Loos

    Todd I'm at a loss for words and I'm not Gona say goodbye , rather until we see each other again buddy , behave , love ya man

  22. Dave Little

    He was a friend that i use to drag race against him in street @ Byron Dragway

  23. David lapier

    You were a good friend of mine. I love you and miss you young man. Fly with the angels my friend.

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