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Signe Ness

Signe Ness, 93, of Benson, formerly of Devils Lake, N.D., died April 14, 2010, at Homestead Place North in Benson.

Signe was born April 14, 1917, at Harlow, N.D., to Elling and Liv Swenson. Signe married Laurice Ness on June 10, 1943. The couple farmed in North Dakota until 1949 when they moved to Wadena. In 1969, they moved to St. Cloud. Upon retirement, they moved to Devils Lake, N.D. In 2002, they became residents of Benson. Laurice passed away June 2, 2004.

Funeral services were at the Christ Free Lutheran Church in Devils Lake, N.D. The Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock was in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include children Loretta (Donald) Klug, Sauk Rapids, Sharele (Roy) Ross, Williston, N.D., and Connie Nelson, Brainerd, Larry (Cheryl) Ness, Benson; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son-in-law, David Nelson; a granddaughter, Kristen Klug; her parents; and brothers and sisters.