Ness, David Duane (1934-2009)

David Ness, 74, of Holt, died at the Karlstad Healthcare Center on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Jim Robberstad officiating. Burial will be in Holt Cemetery, this spring

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday.

David Duane Ness was born December 18, 1934 to Hans T. and Emelia (Johnson) Ness in Thief River Falls, MN. He was baptized on the home farm in New Solum Township, Marshall County, where he lived almost his whole life. He attended country school for 6 years and a couple more years in Newfolden. His favorite memory about school was playing baseball. After finishing school, David worked on the family farm with his Dad and his brother.

David served his country in the US Army in 1958. He was in the infantry division and stationed out of Fort Carson, CO. He returned home and continued farming. When the farm was at its biggest, it was about 400 acres. They had a dairy operation along with a grain farm. David said his favorite time was harvesting. He really enjoyed farming with his brother and found the hardest time was trying to farm alone.

David enjoyed playing smear in Middle River on a Saturday night. He enjoyed deer hunting. He will be remembered as a friendly and neighborly man. He was a member of the American Legion, Thief River Falls and Nazareth Lutheran Church, Holt. His home away from home was Dee’s Kitchen in Thief River Falls.

David is survived by one brother, Marshall (Delores) Ness, Newfolden, MN, one sister Eunice Korpi, Oakland Park Nursing Home, Thief River Falls, MN, 2 nephews, Larry and Richard Korpi, Thief River Falls, MN.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

Johnson Funeral Service

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky