Ness, Carrie Ovida (Lunke) (1916-2004)

Carrie Lunke was born June 22, 1916, the daughter of Ole and Clara (Knutson) Lunke, in East Valley Township, MN. Carrie was baptized and confirmed at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt and attend Sunnyside School.

On September 7, 1935, Carrie was united in marriage to Bertil Ness. They made their home on a farm East of Holt for over 40 years until her husbands’ death in 1979. Carrie moved to Thief River Falls, MN and in 1988, moved to the Sheltering Oaks Manor Nursing Home in Roseau.

Carrie was a member of the Holt Ladies Aid, enjoyed quilting, gardening, and being active in the rural community.

Carrie is survived by her son, Richard and his wife, Nova, who reside in Jakarta, Indonesia; along with six grandsons; Ryan Severson of Warroad, MN; Eric Ness of Washington, D.C., Bryan Ness, Moorhead, MN; Aaron Ness of Fargo, ND; Patrick Ness of Ada, MN; and Maesa Ness of Jakarta, Indonesia. She is also survived by one great great-granddaughter; Isabella Ness of Moorhead, MN; a sister; Hazel (Clifford) Jorland of Middle River, MN, and several nieces and nephews.

Carrie is preceded in death by husband; two daughters, Carol and Joann; four brothers; Hilmer, Jens, Oscar, and Arthur; plus one sister; Josie.

[Interred Holt cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky