Richard Nissen

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Funeral services for Richard Nissen, 29, of Spencer, will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the 1:30 p.m. service.

Rich passed away Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at his home in Spencer.

Richard Allen Nissen, the son of Allen and Pam (Wittrock) Nissen, was born Feb. 12, 1982, in Atlantic. Richard's family moved to Sheldon when he was a young boy. Rich attended elementary and high school in Sheldon, where he graduated in 2001. He continued his education at Northwest Iowa Community College in computer programming.

Rich moved to Spencer, in 2008. Rich's greatest love was his family. He especially loved hanging out with his sister. Rich was the kind of person who would do anything for his friends and family. He has a unique ability to remember things and details. He enjoyed cars, swords, the Kansas City Chiefs and watching "Anime."

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cliff and Dorothy Nissen; his two uncles: Chuck and Bill Meyers; and his cousin, Anthony Nissen.

Rich is survived by his parents, Allen and Pam Nissen, of Spencer; his sister, Kaelah Balmer and her husband, Levi, of Spencer; maternal grandparents, Dick and Shirley Wittrock, of Milford; his best friend, Nate Ash; other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be directed to the Epilepsy Foundation.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.