HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Rev. Dr. Michael Nirva, 55, former pastor at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Jönköping, Sweden. There will be visitation Friday, July 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 530 4th St. NW, Faribault, MN. A Celebration of Life service will take place at the church Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch and private interment. The Celebration of Life will be live streamed @ trinityradioandvideo.org/ Memorials may be designated to Trinity Lutheran Church Radio Club or Virginia Piper Cancer Institute-Hardship Fund in Faribault. Arrangements are with the Boldt Funeral Home in Faribault.