ESCANABA - William "Bill" and Pamela "Pam" Bisson celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 5 with a family dinner hosted by their children. The dinner was held at their cottage on Lake Louise (Hamilton Lakes).
The former Pamela J. DeMars married William Bisson on July 6, 1949, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Escanaba.
Original attendants were Stella (Palmateer) Andrews and Mary Olive (Lemmer) Ryno, both friends of the bride; John L. Bisson, brother of the groom; and Robert McCarthy, friend of the groom. Flower girls were Sharon (Bryson) Rivard, niece of the bride, and Carol (Bisson) Winling and Mary (Bisson) Lambert, sisters of the groom.
William “Bill” and Pamela “Pam” Bisson
Bill retired from the maintenance department of Mead Corp in 1991. He enjoys the time spent at the cottage and visiting with high school classmates.
Pam retired from Michigan Bell in 1984 when they closed the local office. For many years she volunteered in the St. Francis Hospital Gift Shop. She also sings in the church choir for funerals and helps with church activities.
Both are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and both feel family time is important and find great enjoyment in their grandchildren.
The couple has four children, Michael Bisson, Sue Scheeneman, and Gary (Lynn) Bisson, all of Escanaba, and Aimee Bisson of Oak Island, N.C. They also have seven grandchildren, Jennifer (Jon) Young of Champion, Mich., Jason (Kara) Scheeneman of Lansing, Kimberly Bisson of Las Vegas, Nev., Benjamin, Brian and Andrew Bisson of Escanaba and James Bisson of Oak Island, N.C.; and four great-grandchildren, Ryan, Hannah and Haley Young and Zachary Bisson of Oak Island, N.C. Their fifth great-grandchild is due in November.
Bill and Pam reside in Escanaba.