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Darlene Kness

November 10, 1933 March 21, 2013
Darlene Kness
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Obituary for Darlene Kness

Worthngton, MN

     Darlene Freida Kness, 79, of Worthington, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.  She was born November 10, 1933, in Elk Twp., Nobles County, MN, a daughter of the late Fred and Tillie Osterkamp. She was married to Norman Kness on July 12, 1952 in Fort Worth, TX.  Together they spent 22.5 years in the United States Air Force.  Upon retiring from military service they owned and operated Norm's Small Engine in Worthington, MN for a few years, then moved to Coolidge, AZ and owned and operated Kness Jewelers until 1985. Darlene enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards with her friends, crocheting, reading, crafts and tending to her flower garden.
     She is survived by her husband, Norman of Worthington, MN and four children,  Bruce Kness (Bev) of Worthington, MN; Renee Mosura (Frank) of Industry, PA; Denise Larson (Robert) of Red Wing, MN and Mark Kness of Albert Lea, MN. Nine grandchildren, Tiffany Buckins of Sydney, Australia; Frank Mosura of Columbus Air Force Base, MS; Jeremy Kness (Katy) of Duluth, MN; Alissa Schrieder (Richard) of Vandenburg Air Force Base, CA; Nathan Kness of Worthington, Kyle Larson (Amy) of Burnsville, MN; Derek Kness of Mankato, MN; Christopher Larson of Red Wing, MN; Nicholas Larson of Minneapolis, MN. Two great grandchildren, Avery and Amelia Kness of Duluth, MN, and one sister Marlene Jurgensen of Worthington.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, three brothers and a grandson, Matthew Kness.  She will be sadly missed and remain in our hearts forever.
     Friends and family will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at the Benson Funeral Home, Worthington. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Worthington, with Rev. Tom Braun officiating.  Burial will be at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.

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