Cleo “Biz” Bisgrove

Cleo “Biz” Bisgrove


Cleo “Biz” Bisgrove, 84, of Clarion passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at the Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, IA.

Funeral services for Cleo Bisgrove will be held Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 10:30am at the United Presbyterian Church in Clarion with Pastor Bill Kem officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion.

Visitation will be Friday, August 10 from 5 to 7pm at the Ewing Dugger Helgeson Funeral Home, 602 North Main St. Clarion, IA with a Masonic Service at 7pm.

Cleo James Bisgrove son of Floid and Estella (Bell) Bisgrove was born February 6, 1923 in Clarion, IA. Cleo was born and raised on a farm near Clarion, graduating from Clarion High School. After high school he attended Texas A&M. When he came home he worked at the Galt Bank.

On November 19, 1944 Biz was united in marriage to Wyladene Potter. The couple settled and started farming. On December 31, 1958 their son Robert Dean was born. Robert was tragically killed in a plane crash during a snow storm on December 7, 1982.

Biz was very passionate and generous towards his family. He was out going, friendly, very giving, meticulous and orderly. Biz enjoyed his community and being a community leader.

Biz was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Masons & Shriners, Clarion Elevator Board, Federal Land Board, Wright County REC Board, First National Bank Board, and the Central Iowa Mutual Insurance Board.

He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years, Wyladene, one sister, Phyllis Woodley of Clarion; and one sister-in-law, Norma Jeanne Newman and her husband Dick of Mesa, AZ; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Biz was preceded in death by his parents; son Robert; and one sister, Ila Mae “Midge” Sebert.

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