Funeral services for Harold “Steen” Niss, 86, Fairmont, Minn., will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Zaharia Family Funeral & Cremation Service of Truman, Minn. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Park, Fairmont. Harold died on Monday, March 17, 2014 at the Lutz Wing-Mayo Health Systems. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9-10:30 am.
Harold Edward Niss was born on March 19, 1927, in Fairmont, Minn., to Lewis and Minnie (Peglau) Niss. He attended Fraser Country School and Fairmont High School. Harold worked on the farm for his father. On Feb. 19, 1950, Harold was united in marriage to Irene Weihe at Zion Lutheran Church-Fraser Township. After their marriage, they lived on the family farm in Fraser Township until 1965. They moved to Estherville, where Harold worked as a feed salesman for Golden Sun. He retired in 1992. They later moved to Goldfinch Estates, Fairmont. Irene died in 2007. Harold entered the Lutz Wing on June 15, 2013. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Harold loved to fish and fly his airplanes. He owned three airplanes over his lifetime.
Harold is survived by two sisters-in-law, Bernice Bea Niss, Fairmont, Peggy (Joel) Weihe, Fairmont; two brothers-in-law, Henry Weihe, Truman, Charlie Weihe, Eagan, Minn.; numerous nieces and nephews. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene; five sisters and two brothers.
Cards of sympathy may be sent to Joel Weihe, 1121 North Elm, Fairmont, MN 56031.