Birth11 Dec 1883, Trondhjem Township, Otter Tail County, Minnesota
Death13 Mar 1963, Clay County, Minnesota Age: 79
BurialOur Savior’s Lutheran, Rothsay, Minnesota
Anna Ness of Rothsay Dies at 79
ROTHSAY - Mrs. Anna Ness, 79, a resident of this community since 1923, passed away Wednesday afternoon at St. Ansgar's Hospital in Moorhead .
Born In Trondhjem township Dec, 11, 1883, she married Melvin O. Ness on June 16, 1906, and they settled near Columbus, N,D.
In 1920, they returned to Minnesota, and came to the Rothsay area in 1923. Mr. Ness died in 1949, and a son, Arnold of Rothsay, died in 1950.
Surviving are a son, Maurice, at home; two daughters: Mrs. Ingvold (Hazel) Froslie, and Mrs. Arthur (Marion) Peterson, both Barnesville; a brother Nels, Rothsay; two sisters: Mrs. Conrad Stunder (Strinden), Pelican Rapids; Clara Grefsrud, Everett, Wash; and four grandchildren.
A member of Our Saviors Lutheran church and ladies. aid, funeral services will be held at the church 2 p.m, Monday with the Rev. O. B. Nilsen officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at Grina Funeral Home beginning Saturday.14
Melvin Theodore Ness
Rothsay - Melvin Theodore Ness died at his farm home in Tanberg township June 23 as previously reported in the Journal. Mr. Ness had been in failing health in the past several months but was up and around until the last eight weeks ago. The cause of his death was cancer of the liver.
Melvin T. Ness was born in Trondhjem township September 17, 1883, the son of Ole J. and Martha Ness, pioneer farmers of this vicinity. Surviving are his wife and four children, two brothers and a sister.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 28 at 1 o’clock from the home and two o’clock from Our Savior’s Lutheran church, Rev. Herbert L. Larson officiating. Mrs. Carl Braun and Miss Lillian Brenden sang “Safe In The Arms of Jesus,” at the home while the Haugen sisters sang “Some Day” and “Near To The Heart of God” at the church. Burial was in the church cemetery.
The church was filled to overflowing with friends and relatives and there was a wealth of memorial wreaths besides lovely flowers. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the deceased: J. L. Grina, Victor Boe, Oscar Johnson, Gilbert Martinson, Justin Kastet and Helmer S. Kang. Active pallbearers were nephews, Oscar, Orville, Arnold and Gilman Haarstad, Orville Ness and Clifford Stadum. Relatives and friends attending from a distance were Anton Ness of Columbus, North Dakota; Jacob Ness of Lignite, North Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stadum and Elaine of Esmond, North Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Sundet of Maddock, North Dakota; Orville Ness of Spokane, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Stadum and Roger, Moorhead; Oscar Haarstad of Glyndon, Minnesota; Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hauger of Minneapolis; Miss Gertie Strinden, Morris; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fabian, Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Wick, Robinson, North Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wick and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Toso of Lake Alma, Canada; besides relatives and friends from Pelican Rapids, Erhard, Elizabeth, Fergus Falls and Barnesville besides other surrounding towns.14