Jon Bessingpas, age 83, of Harmony, died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, Iowa. The family is honoring his wishes for cremation and no public funeral service. There will be a private family gathering honoring his life. The Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Jon was born August 11, 1933, in Fillmore County, Minn., to Virgil and Mary (Jensen) Bessingpas. Jon and Joan were united in marriage on December 24, 1956. To this union three children were born. Immediate survivors are his wife, Joan; his children, Jan (Russ) Jauert and Jane (Kevin) Breeser; three grandchildren: Allison (Tanner) Gehling, Alisha (Logan) Gossman, and Michelle Jauert and her friend Remington Brandel; and one great-granddaughter, Cora Gossman. Preceding Jon in death was an infant son, Joe Daniel.