Harold "Dean" Nuss, 84, of Russell, Kansas, died on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Houston, Texas.
Dean was born on July 20, 1933, in Milberger, Kansas, the son of Harold and Esther (Blehm) Nuss. He grew up in Milberger and the Russell County area and graduated from Russell High School in the class of 1951. After high school he joined the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1955, achieving the rank of sergeant. He met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Joanne L. Barnette on April 12 1957, in Champaign, Illinois. From this union Dean and Joanne were blessed with 3 children, sons John Mark and Matthew and a daughter Amy. He received his Bachelors degree from Ft. Hays State University in 1962. During college he worked for Banker's Mercantile. Later he also worked for Sinclair Oil, General Battery Corporation and Hopper Ford in Russell. He was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #99 and the Elks Lodge. He enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his special friend Micki Sweeney. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially is 7 grandchildren.
He is survived by his sons John Mark Nuss (Joan) of San Diego, California and Matthew (Ingrid) of Houston, Texas; daughter Amy Dugan (Mike) Omaha, Nebraska; 7 grandchildren Brian, Andrew, Ian, Gillen, Jacob Nuss and Lily and Michael Dugan; sister Karen Kay Gaines (Jack) and special friend Micki Sweeney and her family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joanne, sisters Dorothy Funk and Marjorie Mighell; brothers in-law Leon Funk and Roger Mighell.
A memorial service to celebrate Dean's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 02, 2018, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Russell, Kansas, with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Cremation has been selected by the family and inurnment will follow the service at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Russell. Military honors will be presented by the Russell V.F.W. Post #6240. Family will greet guests from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. on Friday, June 01, 2018, at the mortuary. Memorials may be given to the American Legion Post #99 or Russell Golf Course and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell, Kansas, is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.