Phyllis Ann Nissen, 84, of 311 S. 10th Ave. E., Lake Mills, Iowa, formerly of Fertile, Iowa, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 at the Lake Mills Care Center, Lake Mills. Due to her wishes she has been cremated and a private graveside will be held at a later time in Grant Township Cemetery, rural Fertile.
Phyllis was born Oct. 28, 1927 rural Fertile, the daughter of Frank and Florence (Haugen) Orcutt. She graduated from Fertile High School in 1946.
She married Marlin Nissen April 11, 1948 in Fertile. Phyllis worked for Northwestern Bell in Mason City, Iowa as an operator.
She loved gardening, growing flowers and sewing. She was a member of Fertile Lutheran Church, Fertile.
Phyllis is survived by her two sons, Donald (Jan) Nissen, Hanlontown, Iowa, and Robert (Sarah) Nissen, Conifer, Colo.; granddaughter, Bobbi Nissen, Garner, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Mcilhatton, Mason City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Florence Orcutt; her husband, Marlin Nissen; and a sister, LoEtta Orcutt.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, Clear Lake, was in charge of arrangements.