Una Junior Bishop, 80 of Packwood, IA passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2023, at his home surrounded by family. A memorial service in his honor will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at the Grace Family Church near Ollie, IA with Trent Steinhart officiating. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2023, and will last until the time of service. Memorial contributions in Una’s honor may be directed to the Grace Family Church and mailed c/o of Cranston Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 189, Fairfield, IA. Friends may leave online condolences at www.cranstonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Una was born in Fairfield, IA on March 18, 1943, the son of Una and Verna Nelson Bishop. He received a brief formal education before quickly entering the workforce. He worked at a variety of roles, beginning his career as a farmhand before joining the team at Dexter in Fairfield. His skill with autobody work led him to own and operate a Body and Fender shop for 40 years. Una took great pride in his garden and participated alongside Donna in the Farmer’s Market for 10 years. He was a gifted carpenter and a true “Jack of all Trades”.
The call of the outdoors was a constant in Una’s life. He truly loved hunting, fishing, and trapping. The Mississippi River held a special place in his heart, offering him countless stories and memories.
Una is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard, and a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Bishop.
Left to share his story is his wife, Donna Bishop of Packwood, IA; two children, Danny (Mary) Bishop and Barb (Rick) Sieren; five grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Smith of West Virginia, as well as many extended family and friends.