Douglas "Doug" Ness
April 26, 1943 - February 11, 2018

Place of Birth : Columbus, North Dakota
Residence : Williston, North Dakota
Age : 74

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Bob and Laura Zinke
February 21, 2018 | Bismarck, North Dakota

So very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. We have lots of memories of time spent with your family while Bob worked at BoDo's, being your neighbors, and car pooling Toni and Kyle to kindergarten. May all the memories that you all have help you through this very difficult time. May he rest in peace.
Blaine and Marianne Hoffmann
February 21, 2018 | Gladstone, ND

To the Ness family,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. It is with a heavy heart that we celebrate Doug’s life but the smiles and laughs he brought to us will be treasured forever. We are very honored to have been able to spend time with Doug and Marlene, most fondly at all of the Bird Dog events through out the years.
God’s blessings to all.
Blaine and Toots
Monica Haskin
February 18, 2018 | Williston, ND

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Doug. He was a very kind and good man. He is now with the love of his life, watching over his children and grandchildren. Keep your memories close. Prayers & Hugs to you all.
RIP Doug & Marlene
Rodney and Marsha Hermanson
February 17, 2018 | Lignite/Mesa, ND/AZ

Such a loss like this is truly traumatic for family and friends.
To know Doug from the early school days on,
was an enjoyable venture.
He is a legend in his own time!!
Brian and Karyn Udland
February 16, 2018 | Williston, ND

We are very sorry for your loss...out prayers and sympathy's are with you all
February 16, 2018 | Fargo, ND

Kyle, Danica, Jonas,
I’m so sorry to hear of your dads’ death. I’ll always have fond memories of both Doug and Marlene. And I’ll always remember the “ lunches” your mom packed for your Dad when hunting with Tom. Mine could never compare ! She was a wonderful person. Dougs’ letters at Christmas were always fun. I enjoyed his style of humor,
They are both dearly missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Connie ( Bender )
Joel & Margo Collins
February 16, 2018 | Sidney, MT

Our families have so many wonderful memories because of this beautiful man. We count our blessings that we knew him well, and wish to send our thoughts and prayers to the ones that will miss him most. God Bless you.
Wade Linghor
February 16, 2018 |

I have been friends with the Ness family for more than 30 years, and have had the good fortune to spend time with Doug. I got to enjoy many belly laughs and be on the receiving end of many of Doug's jokes and pranks. So many great memories. My heart goes out to Kyle, Danica, Jonas and family. His spirit will certainly carry on in all of you. You have inherited many of the characteristics that made your dad the great person that he was. Carry on his memory and remember he is always with you.
Avis Williamson
February 16, 2018 | Williston, ND

What a joyous heavenly reunion Doug must be having, my thought and prayers to all of you.
Mike and Randa Eldred
February 16, 2018 | Bismarck,, ND

We are so sorry for Doug's passing. Just 16 months ago Mike spent time looking for moose with Doug. May the joy of Christ's resurrection comfort you now and always.
Jan Barela
February 15, 2018 |

Doug will be missed I really enjoyed having him as a neighbor may god bless his family
Lindsey (Burau) Johnson
February 14, 2018 |

So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. It was always great to visit with Doug. He knew my dad's family well. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jerome and Laura Dalebout
February 13, 2018 | Mount Juliet, TN

Memories are for ever, you will be missed. RIP
Steve and Sheila Natwick
February 13, 2018 |

Dear Kyle, Danica, and Jonas we were completely shocked to hear about your Dad's passing. So very sorry may the Lord be with you during this time????????????
Sarah and Bruce Haugen
February 13, 2018 | Williston , North Dakota

Danica, Kyle and Jonas:
So sad to hear of your dad’s passing so quickly...he will be so dearly missed and you are all in our prayers.
Linda & Loren Haugen
February 13, 2018 | Bismarck, ND

Jonas, Kyle and Danica. Our thoughts and prayers are for you! Doug was such a good neighbor and friend. We. will always cherish his visits. Now he is with the love of his life, Marlene. We will always see him riding up to visit on his bike.
Dave and Janice Arnson
February 13, 2018 | Williston, ND

To the Ness Family, I am so saddened to hear of Doug’s passing. He was a good man, liked to talk about hunting and hunting dog, especially Labs. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
Kyle and Tessa Helstad
February 13, 2018 | Williston, ND

So sorry for your loss! Doug taught us so much for taking over BoDos. He was so proud of the business he built and reAlly wanted us to continue the success. If it wasn’t for his guidance, we would’ve struggled so much more. He even took on a fatherly role for us. Prayers to all of the family. Doug was loved by so many.
Dwight & Paula Richter
February 12, 2018 | Williston, ND

Dear Danica, Kyle and Jonas,

So sorry to hear of Doug's passing. We will miss seeing and visiting with him. We are still in shock over losing him so suddenly. My only consolation is that he was surrounded by the people whom he loved the most and once again he will be joined by the love of his life, Marlene. Please know that Doug and the rest of the family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol J & Lowell Sandvik
February 12, 2018 | Williston, ND

It is with such sadness that we express our most sincere sympathy, prayers and send hugs at your great loss. Your dad was such a great person and friend and will be dearly missed. He is in his Heavenly Home..AMEN

Douglas "Doug" Ness

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His funeral will be celebrated Saturday morning, February 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Williston. Rev. Steve Lundblom will officiate.


Friends may call at the Everson Coughlin Funeral Home on Friday from 9:00 AM until 7:00 PM and at the church on Saturday for the hour preceding the funeral.

Doug’s family will present at the funeral home Friday, between 4:00 PM -- 6:00 PM as a time to greet friends, share memories and tell stories about Doug.


Doug will be laid to rest Saturday, next to his sweetheart Marlene at Tonset Cemetery (approximately 3:00 PM) in the foothills south of Lignite and Columbus.