Carol Ness | .

Carol Ness, 84, of Middle River, MN, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023, at Thief River Care Center, Thief River Falls, MN.
Funeral for Carol will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at First Lutheran Church in Middle
River, MN, with Reverend Kevin Hackney Officiating. Burial will be held at Riverside Cemetery near
Middle River following the service.

Visitation will be held on Friday starting at 5:00 PM with a prayer service at 7:00 PM in First Lutheran
Church in Middle River and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Carol J. Ness was born on April 5, 1939, to John and Clara (Berggren) Aune of Newfolden, MN. She was
baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Free Church. Carol attended Country School until the 4th grade
and then started at the Newfolden Public School, where she graduated in 1957. On July 21, 1957, Carol
was united in marriage to Ray Ness of Middle River, MN. She then joined the First Lutheran Church in
Middle River, where she taught Sunday School for many years and was a member of the Ladies Aid.
Carol and Ray lived in Spruce Valley Township, where they raised their three sons: Elwin, DelRay, and
Bradley. Over the years, Carol owned and operated the Chuckwagon Café, she cooked at Bloms Boarding
Home, Valley Home, and the Heritage Center. She was a wonderful cook and will be remembered for her
delicious baked goods.

Carol passed away at the Thief River Care Center, where she has resided since 2018, on Monday
morning, May 1, 2023. She is survived by her three sons: Elwin (Debbie) Ness, DelRay (Colleen) Ness,
and Bradley (Ennie) Ness, all from the Middle River area. She felt very blessed and adored her six
grandchildren: Kyle (Lindsey) Ness, Kayla (Paul) Cichos, Joseph Ness (Kim Glad), Justin (Jaqui) Ness,
Shana (Joe) Ramsey, and Leanne (Brennan) Miller. Thirteen great-grandchildren: Ava, Major, and
Angel’Lee Ness, Lauren and Claire Cichos, Brooke Glad, Layla Ness, Brayden, Mason, Noah, and
Evelyn Ness, and Trevor and Kiarra Johnson. Also surviving her are her brother-in-law Marvin Ness and
three sisters-in-law: Florence (Ness) Hammer, Kathy (Kezar) Aune, and Marlys (Olson) Aune, several
nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Carol was delighted when her family grew with the addition of ten step-grandchildren and twenty-one
great-step-grandchildren: Melissa (Tony) Weleski, Elijah, Pake and Liam, Vanessa (Jeff) and Emersyn
Niosi, Dustin (Kari) Madoll, Lucas, Grace, Cooper, and Holly, Natasha (Donovan) Stengrim, Annabelle,
Colin, Evelyn and Theo, Ben (Steph) Peterson, Hannah and Everett, Jeremy (Angie) Peterson, Maggie
and Vivian, Danielle (Bob) Riske, Asher and Declan, Jessica (Patrick) Childs, Archie and Nelli and Peony
Reyes and Jaycob Iligan.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ray, her parents John and Clara, her in-laws Esther and Alfred
Ness, sisters: Vernice Larson and Evlyn Swanson, brothers: Vernon Aune and Norris Aune, and brothersin-law Arnold Larson and Glen Hammer.

 

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