Elvera Helen (Harpring) Wissel, age 82 of Batesville, died Thursday April 15, 2021 at MMH. She was surrounded by her three loving daughters.
Born August 13, 1938 in Decatur County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Bernard J. and Cecilia M. (Hessler) Harpring.
She married Harvey J Wissel Jr. on September 13, 1958 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville, Indiana. Together, they raised six children in Harvey’s childhood home in Morris, Indiana. Harvey preceded her in death on May 13, 1993.
She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. A member of IVFAA, and a founding member of the Morris Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary, serving for over 50 years.
Many will remember her waiting tables at Red’s Oasis Inn, as well as, Housekeeping at Batesville Casket and at the Sherman House.
Her sweet, loving, calm soul was felt by all who knew her. She was incredibly smart, spunky, and quick-witted. She dished it out as easy as she could take it!
Elvera had a highly competitive nature when it came to playing Scrabble and more recently, “Words with Friends”. Her talents were many. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed creative endeavors in sewing and gardening. She could often be found with her head buried in a good book.
She spent her life caring for others, and family was her world. She was deeply loved and will be missed by many.
Elvera is survived by daughters and son-in laws Monica and Chris Hooten, Alyssa and Ronald Dickey Jr. and Sheila and Tim Kieffer, all of Batesville. Grandsons Brett Wissel (Megan), Bryan (Becky)and Adam (Morgan) Hooten, Step-Grandson Josh Dickey. Granddaughters Sarah (Joe) Snyder, Morgan and Lauren Kieffer, and Step-Granddaughter Kaitlyn (Russell) Pitts. Great-Grandson Austin Hargrave, Weston, Henry, Jason and Jaxon Hooten. Great-Granddaughters Mira and Maci Wissel.
Brother Vernon (Maureen) Harpring of Batesville.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her sons Damien, Nathan, and Matthew. Brothers Edgar and Bernard Harpring, Sisters Irma Harpring, Joan Schoettmer, Lois Laudick, and Luella Lecher.
Visitation is Monday, April 19th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 20th at St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating followed by burial in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Anthony’s Cemeter Fund. For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.