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Martha Ness

July 9, 1920-April 11, 2014

April 15, 2014
Minot Daily News

Martha Ness, 93, more recently of Minot, formerly of McGregor and White Earth, died Friday, April 11, 2014, at Trinity Nursing Home in Minot.

Martha Caroline Borseth was born in Decorah, Iowa, on July 9, 1920, to Clarence and Christina Borseth. She was united in marriage to Orville Ness in Decorah, Iowa, on Dec. 12, 1944. In 1946, Orville and Martha bought a farm near McGregor where they enjoyed farm life for many years. Orville and Martha were members of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of rural McGregor for many years. In their later years, the couple enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona. They moved to Minot in 1995. Orville preceded her in death in 2006. Martha has remained in Minot since.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Cecil and Edith; and one brother, Robert.

She is survived by her brother, Clair Borseth; and several nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be Wednesday, April 16, 11 a.m., at White Earth Lutheran Church. Pastoral Assistant James Hamann will officiate.

Burial will be in the family lot at the White Earth Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services on Wednesday.

Fulkerson Funeral Home of Tioga is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may sign the online register book and give their condolences at (



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