Harold ‘Steen’ Niss

FAIRMONT – Funeral services for Harold “Steen” Niss, 86, of Fairmont, Minn. will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at Zaharia Family Funeral and Cremation Service of Truman. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Fairmont.

Harold died Monday, March 17, 2014, at Lutz Wing-Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Fairmont.

Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Harold Edward Niss was born 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, Iowa, where Harold worked as a feed salesman for Golden Sun. He retired in 1992. They later moved to Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont. Irene died in 2007. Harold entered 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 of Fairmont, and Peggy (Joel) Weihe of Fairmont; two brothers-in-law, Henry Weihe of Truman, and Charlie Weihe of 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 St., Fairmont, MN 56031.