Marvin Nile Harris

Jul 26, 2022

Marvin Nile Harris, 66, of Spirit Lake passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at Accura Healthcare in Spirit Lake with family by his side. 

A memorial service was held on Monday, August 1, 2022, at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Visitation was held prior to the service. Arrangements were under the direction of the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at

Nile Harris was born February 27, 1956, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Marvin Nile and Beverly Ann (Mosher) Harris. He graduated from South Sioux City High School. After graduating, he worked with his father and managed a number of businesses in the South Sioux City, Nebraska, area. 

He was united in marriage to Ruth “Tootie” Zeisler on December 13th, 1975, and they were married for 40 years. Together they raised two sons and a daughter – Jason, Heather and Josh. 

Nile was diagnosed with M.S. when he was 27 years old. Although the disease slowed him physically over time, he always remained positive and refused to give up. 

He was well known around town and had the ability to make friends wherever he went. He enjoyed sharing stories and loved to make people laugh. His children and grandchildren were the joy of his life and he loved nothing more than to watch them grow up. 

Nile was a fun-loving and generous man. He will be missed by all who knew him. 

He was preceded in death by his parents (Marvin and Beverly) and his sister (Sandra Rymill). Left to cherish his memory are his children, Jason (Janae) Harris of Jefferson, SD; Heather (Derek) Benson of Shorewood, MN; Josh Harris of Sioux Falls, SD; grand children, Adelyn Harris, Elliana Harris, Brady Benson and Brooke Benson; sisters, Sue Harris of Daytona Beach, FL; Kristine Bengford of South Sioux City, Nebraska; and Scott (Charlene) Harris of Sioux Falls, SD.