Services for Bloyd Ness

Bloyd Ness, 86, of Gonvick, MN, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 surrounded by his family at his home.


A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Samhold Lutheran Church in Gonvick, MN. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bagley, MN from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. as well as one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at the Samhold Lutheran Cemetery in Gonvick, MN. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted the family with arrangements.


Bloyd was born on March 31, 1933 in Winsor Township, MN to Boyd and Alice (Rud) Ness. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith at home and confirmed at Samhold Lutheran Church. He attended the Winsor Country School and Gonvick Schools. He graduated from Crookston A.C. in 1950. Bloyd was united in marriage to Shirley May Hammer on March 21, 1959 at the bride’s home near Oklee, MN. Bloyd worked for Robert Berg Oil Company, Gully Oil Company, and at Reserve Mining Company in Silver Bay, MN. He helped build missile sites in several states. Bloyd’s ultimate job was working for Northern Pipeline hauling heavy equipment until he retired in 1991. Bloyd was a Teamster, and a proud and active member of the Gonvick Fire Department.


Bloyd was an avid hunter and outdoorsman, loving to hunt and feed deer. He also loved to buy and sell everything. He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be tremendously missed.


He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Ness; his children, Brenda, Boyd, Travis (Sheila) Nadine (Jason); his grandchildren, Crystal (Steve), Tyler, Nathan, Caleb, Olivia, Aaron, Weston, Kameryn, and Logan; Great grandsons, Blake, Bryce, and Colten; his brother, Bradley (Sandy); and his special family friends that called him “Poppy”- Christopher, Benedict, and Katerina.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Alice Ness; his twin infant sons, Terry Dean and Todd Dale; and his brothers, Owen, Richard, and Andor.


Messages of condolence may be sent to


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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