Emilie Marie Hissam, age 17, of Balaton, Minnesota, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Victory Christian Church in Balaton. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Victory Christian Church with a prayer service scheduled for 7:30 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service, from 12:30 PM –1:30 p.m., on Saturday again at the church.
Emilie Marie Hissam was born on September 19, 2001, in Mankato, Minnesota, to Jeffrey and Stephanie (Sieg) Hissam. She was baptized as an infant at St. John’s Lutheran Church in South Branch, Minnesota. Emilie attended grade school at Russell – Tyler – Ruthton, then Tracy High School, and was currently a Junior.
Emilie was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. She was strong, kind-hearted, and true to her family. Emilie was a gifted artist and enjoyed drawing, loved a good sunset and the color orange. She worked hard, both at school and Benson’s by the Lake, where she worked part-time as a cashier and waitress. At school Emilie enjoyed her friends and after school activities like BPA.
Emilie Hissam died from lung complications on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She reached the age of 17 years, 6 months and 3 days. She will be greatly missed by those who love her.
Emilie is survived by her parents, Jeff and Steph Hissam of Balaton; siblings, Alicia Oren (Cullen Mitchell) of Mankato, Brandon Hissam of Balaton, Hunter Hissam of Balaton, Addison Hissam of Balaton; grandparents, Faith & Doug Sieg of Truman, Mike & Mary Robbin of Delano, Patti & David Hissam of Marshall; boyfriend, Stephen Rolling of Tracy; aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.