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Norman Edgar Kness

February 7, 1932 July 18, 2015
Norman Edgar Kness
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Obituary for Norman Edgar Kness

Worthington, MN


      Norman Edgar Kness, 83, of Worthington, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was born February 7, 1932, in Harris, Iowa, a son of the late Edgar and Nona Kness. He was married to Darlene Osterkamp on July 12, 1952. Norman retired from the United States Air Force after 22.5 years and served as an airplane mechanic, with two tours in Vietnam. After retiring from the Air Force he 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. Outside of his love for his family and faith in God, Norman enjoyed hunting, golfing and fishing.

      He is survived by four children, Bruce Kness (Beverly) of Worthington, MN; Renee Mosura (Frank) of Industry, PA; Denise Larson (Robert) of Red Wing, MN, Mark Kness and friend DeAnn Bronson of Albert Lea, MN. Nine grandchildren, Tiffany Lesnock (Daniel) of Sydney, Australia; Frank Mosura III of Columbus Air Force Base, MS; Jeremy Kness (Katy) of Duluth, MN; Alissa Schrider (Richard) of Andrews Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.; Nathan Kness of Worthington, MN; Kyle Larson (Amy) of Burnsville, MN; Derek Kness of Mankato, MN; Christopher Larson of Plymouth, MN; Nicholas Larson of Redmond, WA. Two great grandchildren, Avery and Amelia Kness of Duluth, MN, and one brother Marlin (Lola) Kness of Spirit Lake, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife Darlene on March 21, 2013 and a grandson, Matthew Kness. He will be sadly missed and will remain in our hearts forever.

      Friends and family will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Benson Funeral Home, Worthington. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2015 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Worthington, MN, with Rev. Tom Braun officiating. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis at a later date.

      Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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