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Roy A. Nissen

Jul 23, 2008

GRAETTINGER – Funeral services for Roy A. Nissen, 92, of Graettinger will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2008, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger with Pastor Tedd Rieke officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Graettinger. Interment will be at Lost Island Lutheran Cemetery in Ruthven.

He died Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.

Roy Arthur Nissen, the son of Ernest and Jeanette (Southworth) Nissen, was born March 26, 1916, in Spencer. He received his education in Summit Township School.

On Sept. 12, 1940, he was united in marriage to Irene Simonsen in Dakota City, Neb. The couple farmed until 1944. Roy then worked for the creamery in Graettinger for 21 years and for Palo Alto County for 16 years.

Roy was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Graettinger and he enjoyed woodworking. He had 20 years on the Graettinger Fire Department.

Left to cherish Roy’s memory are his wife, Irene, of Graettinger; his children, Myrtle Erb and her husband, Ted, of Graettinger, Betty Jorgensen of Estherville, Dale Nissen and his wife, Barb, of Estherville, William Nissen and his wife, Mary, of Kettering, Ohio and Melinda Fisher and her husband, Phillip, of Ankeny; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Robert Vanderhoff of Spencer, Marie Reeves of Graettinger and Eugene, Ronald, Dennis and Gary Nissen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Don Jorgensen; one brother, Lyle Anderson; sister, Vera McLaughlin and sister-in-law, Florence Vanderhoff.

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