Glen “Patrick” Cissell, 62, of Pittsboro, Indiana passed away on March 22, 2021. Patrick was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert and Donna Cissell. He and his brother, Keith, spent the summers of their childhood with their aunts and uncles on the family farm in Kentucky. In 1975, he became a father to son, Bernard Cissell, which he proudly named after his Uncle Bernard. In his early adulthood, he worked for several race teams and continued to share his love of racing with anyone that was willing to listen.
On March 20, 1993 he married his loving wife, Martha Cissell, and gained two additional children, Sara and Jordan. He spent his days working, going to Sara’s sporting events, taking his family racing, hunting, fishing, teaching the kids how to drive, and life lessons among many other things.
In 2009 he walked Sara down the aisle and gained a son-in-law, David. His two grandkids, Clark and Mallory, were the light of his life. He enjoyed watching them grow up and teaching them both all about the outdoors! He would spend evenings on the computer having his grandson show him how to pull up racing videos so they could watch them together (the louder the better). He sponsored Clark’s baseball team, Falcon 43, and would look forward to weekends watching him play.
On August 1, 2019, after 40 years of service as an inspector, he retired from Rolls Royce-Allison.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and race fan. He was a member of Pheasants Forever Coal Creek Chapter where he received the Aldo Leopold Conservation award for his work on habitat conservation. He was also a member of the Amo Conservation Bird Dog Club, Yagger Conservation Club, and Brownsburg Conservation Club. In May of 2019, he became a member of the 200 mph club at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after riding with a racing hero, Mario Andretti.
Patrick is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Donna Cissell, and his brother, Mark Cissell. He is survived by his wife, Martha Cissell (Links), brother Keith Cissell, son Bernard Cissell (Brian Loy), daughter Sara Cosgray (David), son Jordan Davison, and two grandchildren, Clark and Mallory Cosgray.
A memorial mass service for the family will be performed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Monday March 29 at 1 pm.
Patrick was a huge advocate of giving to others, in lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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