Brian Sissel

Born in Iowa City, IA
Born on Feb 28, 1964
Departed on Jun 3, 2024

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Our cherished Brian Kale Sissel passed away suddenly on June 3rd, 2024. Brian was born February 28th, 1964 in Iowa City, Iowa. He was the son of John and Darlene (Denison) Sissel. 

Brian grew up in Anamosa, Iowa, graduating in 1982. He attended Mount Mercy College and continued his education at Drake Law School. After working several years in Des Moines, he moved to Cedar Rapids where he began his lengthy career as a public defender. He was the Supervisor of that office for many years until his retirement in January 2022. Brian was an excellent and accomplished lawyer who was very well respected by his peers.

Brian loved spending time with family and friends who brought him the greatest joy with endless laughter. Brian cared deeply for everyone who had the honor of knowing him. One of Brian’s favorite pastimes was spending time on the golf course. Brian was a devoted Vikings and Celtics fan. He also served as a board member of the RISE Program. 

Brian leaves many to honor is memory including his wife, Brittney Hagmeier and her children Lauren and Logan, his daughters Isabel (Connor Gradoville) and Lily Sissel, his mother Darlene Sissel, sisters Valrine O’Brine and Belinda (Bill) Wiggins, nephew Trip, nieces Laciee (Landon, Loghan, Livian, Lennen), Lindsay, Emily (Ryan), Abigale, close cousins, many, many dear friends, and his cherished furbabies, Theo, Oliver, Archie, and Little. 

He was preceded in death by his father John Sissel, brother-in-law Larry O’Brine, and both sets of grandparents.

His Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at the Classic Event Center, located in the Town & Country Shopping Center, 3607 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Following the services, guests are invited to gather at the Mulligan’s.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Brian’s name and will be available at the venue.