Ness, Clarence Obert (1916-2008)

Clarence Ness, 91, died Saturday, January 19, 2008 at Baptist East Hospital, Montgomery, AL.

Funeral service will be 10:30 AM, Friday, January 25, 2008 at Nazareth Lutheran Church, Holt, MN with Reverend Nancy Hanson officiating.

Visitation will be 5 – 7 PM, Thursday, January 24, 2008 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN and for one hour prior to the service at the church, Friday.

Clarence Obert Ness was born on June 1, 1916 in Holt Township, the son of Nils and Elizabeth (Ellingson) Ness. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Clarence grew up in Excel Township and attended Holt school.

Clarence was united in marriage to Joyce Vivian Moberg at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt on October 31, 1942. The couple farmed near Holt and Clarence worked in road construction. In 1953, he started work at the Holt Creamery; moving to Vernon Dairy in Hayfield, MN in 1956, later returning to Holt and retiring from Bridgeman Dairy in Thief River Falls after 25 years in the industry. After retirement, Clarence and Joyce spent several winters traveling to their son Conley’s home in Montgomery, AL – moving there in 1995.

He liked to fish and deer hunt and enjoyed working around the yard and garden.

Clarence is survived by his wife Joyce and son Conley; both of Montgomery, AL.
brother Orville Ness in Thief River Falls, and sister Myrtle Silverness in Lakeville, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Alice Ueland, Tilda Olson and Clara Reierson, and brothers: John and Einar.

[Interred Holt cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky