Marissa: 618-295-2321 | New Athens: 618-475-2151 | Sparta & Tilden: 618-443-2139

Lloyd Glennon Hissong

Lloyd Glennon Hissong


Lloyd Glennon Hissong, 95, of Sparta, IL, formerly of Tilden, IL; born on June 14, 1926 in Tilden, IL; passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.

Lloyd grew up and spent most of his life in Tilden.  He went by many nicknames, one being “Trapper” because of his love for trapping wild game.  Not only did he like to trap wild game, but he enjoyed hunting and fishing as well.  One of his other hobbies was arrowhead hunting.  Lloyd would wait for a field to be plowed or a large rainfall before walking a field, searching for arrowheads.  He was a World War II veteran that served in Japan and the Philippines.  When he returned from the service, he picked up a job as a coal miner and worked until retiring.  If you ever drove through Sparta you would always see Lloyd on his swing set waving to any car that drove by.  He would do anything for anyone that asked a favor from him.

He was preceded in death by his parents – John G. Hissong and Beulah (Long) Thomas.

Lloyd is survived by four children – Pam (Steve) Morgenthaler of Chesterfield, MO, Brenda (Randy Diercks) Barber of Sparta, IL, John (Ruby) Hissong of Kansas City, MO, and Janice (Glenn) Barks of Chesterfield, MO; Ten grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Graveside services will be held at Tilden Cemetery on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Ross Fearing officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Army National Guard Funeral Honor Detail and the Sparta VFW Post #2698.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.

Share this...
  1. My deepest sympathies. Lloyd was a hunting, trapping buddy and great friend of my Dads (Billy Gene Smith). I remember him from years ago as they would come home with all sorts of wild game. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Laura Sue Smith DeFarkas
    (Kansas City, MO)

  2. Connie Calvert Cominsky says:

    Brenda – Sorry for your loss.

  3. Lynne Harris says:

    Sorry for your loss but there is no need for sadness. Lloyd lived a long, happy life, doing things his way, enjoying his hobbies, and was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Praying for peace and comfort for the family.
    Your friends & neighbors, Lynne & Neil

  4. Billie/Margaret J.Bumann says:

    We have lost a true and good friend. So many memories and good times spent with Lloyd. Remember the morning he woke us up with a bucket of blue gill, ready to be cleaned. Always ready to give a helping hand when we needed one. Rest in peace Lloyd and fly high. your friends Bill and Sissy

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.