In memory of

Glenn Nissen

January 8, 1932 - February 25, 2020
From: Wall Lake, IA
Glenn Nissen

Glenn Nissen

Born: January 8, 1932
Died: February 25, 2020
Age: 88
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   Glenn Nissen, age 88 of Wall Lake, IA, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge, IA. Glenn Edward Nissen was born on January 8, 1932, to parents Edward and Edith Ida (Quade) Nissen on a farm in Crawford County, IA. He was baptized on July 10, 1932, at home and was confirmed on February 22, 1959, by Pastor Weiss at Peace Lutheran Church where Glenn would become a lifelong member. He served as an elder and was a member of the Voters Assembly.

   Glenn grew up on the family farm and went to country school in Wall Lake. He graduated from Wall Lake High School with the Class of 1950. On October 21, 1952, Glenn was inducted into the United States Army and served overseas during the Korean War. Upon completion of his active military service in 1954, he was transferred to the US Army Reserves in which he served for 8 years.

   On April 20, 1958, Glenn married the love of his life, Colleen Quandt, at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. This union was blessed with four children: Becky, Connie, Steven, and Wayne. Together they raised their family on the farm in Odebolt. Glenn farmed until he and Colleen moved to town in 1993. He worked at a few different places and then for the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources in Lake View for 17 years. Glenn retired in 2016.

   Farming and being outdoors was what Glenn loved. God blessed him with being able to do just that throughout his life. He was an avid reader and always enjoyed a good book. Glenn and Colleen traveled to many different states over the years and especially enjoyed their trips to Alaska and Hawaii. Many memories were made during their annual Branson, MO, getaway. They left just after Thanksgiving for many years to take this special trip and many times, their adult children would join them. Dancing was also a favorite past-time for Glenn. He and Colleen frequented many of the area dance halls over the years showing off their Polka and Waltz dancing skills. This was something they enjoyed and were able to do for many years. Glenn was an avid Hawkeye fan and also followed the Kansas City Chiefs so of course he was excited to see them win this years Super Bowl. While so many things brought Glenn great joy, nothing could light up his face as much as seeing his grandkids and even great-grandkids. He loved and adored his family. He made his rounds to watch his grandkids play sports whenever he could, he loved supporting them. Glenn will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. May he rest in God's care and peace eternally.

   Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Colleen Coke Nissen of Wall Lake, IA; children: Becky (Neal) Friedrichsen of Wall Lake, IA, Connie (Ken) Severson of Nemaha, IA, Steven Nissen of Wall Lake, IA, and Wayne Nissen of Wall Lake, IA; grandchildren: Angie (Jason) Clark of Ankeny, IA, Kelly Friedrichsen (Eric Bieber) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Lucas (Kristina) Severson of Omaha, NE, Heath (Alyssa) Severson of Omaha, NE, Samantha Nissen of Sac City, IA, and Haylee Nissen of Sac City, IA; great-grandchildren: Caleb, Collin, Payton, and Maddox Clark, Logan, Zachary, and Emma Bieber, Connor and Brady Severson; sister Bonnie Weisenborn of Sac City, IA; sister-in-law Bernadeen Steinkamp of Wall Lake, IA; brothers-in-law: Wayne (Linda) Quandt of Kingsville, TX,  Ken (Mary Ann) Robinson of ID, and Veryl (Cheri) Robinson of TN; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

   Glenn was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Ida Nissen; father-in-law Walter Quandt; father and mother-in-law Cleo and Bernice Robinson; grandson Ethan Nissen; brothers-in-law Verlin Weisenborn and Paul Steinkamp.

SERVICES
2:00 p.m., Saturday
February 29, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
OFFICIATING
Reverend Roger Carlisle
VISITATION
4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday
February 28, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
MUSIC
"On Eagle's Wings"
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"
INTERMENT
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa

Condolences

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 11:20 AM
“So sorry for your loss, wish we were home to give you our condolences. ”
- Marsha Bornhorst
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 1:42 PM
“Colleen and Family,
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this Difficult time. RIP GLENN 🙏🙏”
- Marge and Dan Miller
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:42 AM
“"Coke" and family-Vern and I are so sorry to hear about Glen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He is in Heaven and no more health problems.”
- Vern and Mary Bruening
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 9:42 AM
“My deepest sympathy to your family! Glen was such a great man with a loving heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!”
- Becky Robertson
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:46 PM
“Deepest sympathy to all of you in your time of loss. The greatest gift he has given you all are the memories of your times together. ”
- Cheryl DeMan
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 3:13 PM
“So sorry to hear of the passing of Glenn. Colleen and family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Susan (Baumhover) Lary”
- Susan Lary
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“We are in Arizona. So sorry to hear about Glenn. You do have our sympathy and prayers ”
- Bob and Twila Cleveland7126607668
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:46 PM
“Colleen & Family, may God's love and the love and prayers of family & Friends comfort and sustain you. May you find comfort
knowing Glenn is safely home and in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father, free of all of his earthly health issues. Our love & prayers are always with you. We know Glenn is watching over all of you, smiling down on you, saying I'm fine, you carry on. God Bless each of you daily. Love & prayers, Irwin & Mary Lou Denker”
- Irwin & Mary Lou Denker
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:45 AM
“Colleen
so sorry to hear of Glenn's passing
he was a great guy
thought and prayers
Lynn Bluml”
- Lynn Bluml
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 10:45 AM
“Becky & family, our sympathy to all of you.”
- mark & Jolene Stoelk
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“We are both so sorry for your loss and know the entire family is in our prayers. Take solace that Glenn will continue to look over the family and he will forever be in our hearts! ”
- Dan and Laura Robinson
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“Sorry to hear of Glen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.”
- Jerry Boger
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 9:31 AM
“Becky, we're so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Parents are very special people in our lives and I'm sure you will miss him greatly. Rejoice in the fact he is in God's loving arms. Our deepest sympathies.”
- Karla Woolridge
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“Heaven gained a wonderful angel. Our deepest sympathies to you all”
- Mark and Tami Auen
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Gene and Marla Friedrichsen
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“Itís so hard to lose the matriarch of the family but that is where the younger generation must step in and take the reigns! Glenn has prepared all of you to do just that and knows he has left it in good and gods hands! Our condolences to the entire family on the loss of such a great man. Rest In Peace Glenn! ”
- Dan and Laura Robinson
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“Becky & family, we are so sorry for your loss! Keeping you in our prayers. And hoping the memories of you sweet dad help you through this hard time. ”
- Stuart & Martha Carlson
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Nissen family.
- Betty Hedberg
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. To all the family you are in our prayers Gods Blessing .”
- Albert & Shirley Ohden
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“So many of my childhood memories are infused with happy birthday parties and the best family reunions where I can still see Glennís smile. Sending love to you all. Canít you just close your eyes and imagine all of them sitting around so happy to see each other? God bless everyone. ”
- Cindy (Koch) Wiener
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 3:34 PM
“My deepest sympathy to your family! Glen was such a kind man with a quick smile. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!”
- Lisa Wordekemper
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