Norbert "Bert" Nass, 76, of Spring Valley, died Friday morning, Jan. 10, 2014, at his residence.

Bert was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Hutchinson, Minn., the son of Edward and Louise (Schroeder) Nass. He was raised in Hutchinson and was a 1954 graduate of Hutchinson High School. He attended and was a 1961 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He then attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis graduating in 1966 as a tool and die maker. He was employed with IBM in Rochester from October 1966 to January 1992. He was married and the couple made their home in Rochester and later moved to Spring Valley. They had recently been spending time at their home in Outing, Minn.

Bert was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Spring Valley serving as president for two terms. He was an avid reader and enjoyed woodcarving, golfing, fishing and his family, especially the grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Dotti; one daughter, Kathy (Gary) Bly of Spring Valley; two grandchildren, Nick and Karli Bly; one sister, Viola (Dennis) Jensen of Richfield; and one brother, Richard Nass of Hutchinson. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 17, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dennis Timmerman and the Rev. Laura Fladten co-officiating. Friends may call at the church on Friday an hour before the service. His body will be cremated.

The family prefers memorials be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Love Lights a Tree and Fillmore County Relay for Life.

Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.