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Mrs. Ellen Jean Ness

March 7, 1931 — October 25, 2021

Ness, Ellen J. (nee. Skovgaard) age 90 of Waterford passed away Monday October 25, 2021, with loving family at her side. Born in Grand Rapids, North Dakota on March 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Andrew and Mabel (nee. Mart) Skovgaard. She attended school in Grand Rapids and on September 17, 1947, she married Chester C. Ness who preceeded her in death on July 2, 1999. The couple lived in Grand Rapids for a while where they first ran a café’ and then became farmers. The couple moved to Wisconsin in 1956 where Ellen worked for Woolworth Company as a bookkeeper for some time. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crafting, crochet, playing cards, and spending time with her loving family.
Survived by seven Children: Denice (Dennis) Gahagan, Donna (Lee) LaBonte, Donald (Gail) Ness, David Ness, Danny Ness, Cheryl (Daryle) Thompson and Chester (Sandy) Ness Jr. Grandchildren: Shawn (Sherry) Gahagan, Deanna LaBonte (Dan), Nicole(Vince) Vitrano, James(Jen) Ness, Heather Ness, Dylan(Camie) Ness, Hannah Ness, Becky Hallin, Cindy(Chris) Carbine, Art Ness (Paul), Katie (Ryan) Hulquist. Further survived by 15 great-grandchildren and one Great-great granddaughter other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband Chester Ness, sisters and brothers, grandson Shane and Son-in-law Larry.
Visitation Saturday October 30, 2021, at Norway Lutheran Church 6321 Heg Park Road, Wind Lake, Wisconsin 53185 from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Services will begin at 11:00 AM followed by lunch in the church hall. Private burial will take place at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford..
Mealy Funeral Home
Waterford, Wisconsin
262-534-2233
www.mealyfuneralhome.com
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