Victor Nissen, age 89 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley with the Rev. David Leiwer officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul cemetery in Bow Valley with military honors by the Hartington VFW Post #5283. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, at church, one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be his seven children, Maret Rempp, Bill Nissen, Michael Nissen, Michelle Rogers, David Nissen, Mark Nissen, and Tim Nissen.
Victor was born on July 31, 1927 in Osmond, NE to Adolph and Marie (Hinrickson) Nissen. He went to rural school in the Osmond area for eight years and graduated from Osmond High School in 1944. Vic worked on the farm at home and for Osmond Oil Co. until 1946. He then started farming in the Osmond area until 1950. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 during the Korean Conflict and spent 18 months there until being discharged in February of 1953. Victor married Betty Wortmann on April 20, 1954 in Bow Valley. They lived in the Dixon area for two years and then moved to a farm south of Bow Valley in 1956. Vic retired from farming in 1989. Vic started driving a school bus in 1980 and continued for 33 years. He drove many Hartington softball and baseball teams to out of town games during the summer months.
Victor was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Hartington VFW Post #5283, school board member for East Catholic and Cedar Catholic for three years, Hartington Public school board for 16 years, Norfolk Mutual Insurance board for 24 years, and the German Mutual board. He also was a member of a local card club.
Victor is survived by his seven children and their spouses, Maret and Wayne Rempp of Yankton, SD, Bill and Heidi Nissen of Riverton, Utah, Michael and Lisa Nissen of Wausa, NE, Michelle and Shelby Rogers of Draper, UT, David Nissen of Bow Valley, Mark Nissen of Bennet, NE, and Tim Nissen of Bow Valley, NE; nine grandchildren Randall Rempp, Laurie Vazquez, Shae & Zoe Nissen, Darren, Paige & Jonathan Nissen, Brittney & Brooke Rogers; three great grandchildren Arden & Reese Rempp, Ethan Vazquez; sister Ruth Ann Rosenbach of Redmond, WA.
Victor was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty on February 2, 2017 at the age of 87 years; infant daughter Peggy; grandson Bradley Nissen; brothers Vernon (Mary) Nissen, Clifford (Lucille & Dorothy) Nissen, Russel (Delores) Nissen, and infant brother Harold Nissen; sisters Dixie Thompson, Harriet (Robert) Ellison; and brother-in-law Rex Rosenbach.
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My condolences and deepest sympathies to you, Dave and the rest of your family, on the loss of your Dad. Please know that, at this difficult time, you are in the thoughts and prayers of your friends in Columbus.
Dan and Belinda Keiter
You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Father Victor. May he rest in peace. may god bless you with the strength to deal with the grief.
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Blessings to all.
Mrs. Pat Sedivy
Sincere condolences to the Nissen family. So sorry for your loss......as long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us as we remember them. May memories give you peace.
Deepest sympathy to the Nissen family on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Charleen (Stevens) Flint
Our deepest sympathies to the Nissen family on the loss of your father, Vic. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.
Ray & Natashia Moser
The family of Lyle Nissen (Vic's cousin) wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to Vic's entire family. Thank goodness for happy memories and strong faith! The Lord will remember His servant. Please know you remain in our hearts and prayers.
Eline Nissen Brosh, Judy Nissen Boelts, Bruce and Barbara Nissen, Brian and Nancy Nissen and their families
Our deepest sympathies for your loss of a wonderful father. Now Vic and Betty are together again in their best years of the life, in eternal life with God Our Father. I know I will be forever in awe of how Betty and Mark sewed all of the costumes for the musical Guys and Dolls, in high school. I also will remember Vics smile up in the choir. God Bless and guide your family in the days to come.
Love and prayers,
Tim and Jodi Salvatori and girls
We send our heartfelt sympathy to the Nissen family on the passing of your beloved dad. Uncle Victor was such a kind and wonderful person with a gentle smile and warm sense of humor. I will always have the fondest memories of Uncle Victor and Aunt Betty. They have left a lasting legacy of love in their beautiful children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. God bless you all. Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers.
Alice Rosenbach Raltey
I always enjoyed talking with your dad at the home where he was always so patient and kind to everyone. He was also very wise and willing to share his experiences. We will miss him but he is reunited now with his beloved Betty.
Marie Kaiser Dahlhoff
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