Date Posted: 2012-01-10

Howard L. Daiss, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at the Elwood Care Center in Elwood.     

Howard was born May 21, 1929, at Elwood, Nebraska to Frank and Marie M. (Hess) Daiss. He was a 1947 graduate of Lexington High School and was united in marriage to Betty Brockway on June 21, 1953, at Lexington. In 1963, the couple moved to Fremont, Nebraska until 1970, when they moved to Minnesota. In 1991, the couple returned to Lexington following Howard's retirement. He worked as a Natural Gas Distributor for over 40 years.   

Howard was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, an Honor Roll member of the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as President in 1961. He and Betty were also active in the Kiwanis Pinochle Club. He loved woodworking, stained glass creations and quilting.     

Survivors include two sons: Michael (Sarah) Daiss of Sheridan, Indiana, Daniel Daiss of Lexington, Nebraska, One daughter: Michelle Daiss of Rochester, Minnesota, One sister: Shirley Bonser of Bertrand, Nebraska, Three grandchildren: Linden, Lauren & Loche Daiss.     

Howard was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty in 2010; two sisters, Frances Matera and Bonnie Porter and two infant brothers, Marion and Daniel.     

Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 14, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastors Dean Hanson and Craig Whitson officiating. There will be no visitation and the casket will be closed.     

Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to the family through: