Dorothy A. Ness-Sgutt, 88, Fargo passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Sanford Health, Fargo. Dorothy was born June 12, 1933 in Neche, ND to Earl and Iola (Askew) Young. She graduated from Leonard High School in 1951. She married Orlin Ness on December 9, 1951 and they made their home in Fargo, ND. Orlin passed away in 2008. She worked as a secretary at WDAY and the North Dakota Film Library near NDSU for many years. She married Howard Sgutt on August 2, 1996. They made their home in Fargo. Howard passed away on May 28, 2009. She was a 50 year plus active member of the Order of Eastern Star where she served as a Past Worthy Matron. She is survived by her children; Wanda (Dennis) Patrick, Christine, ND, Mark (Diane) Ness, Riverdale, ND, Curtis (Jan) Ness, West Fargo, and Marie Loegering, Apache Junction, AZ; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Craig Ness, husband, Howard and brothers, Kent Young and Gary Young.

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  1. I’m sorry to learn of the passing of your Mother Curt. I know you and Jan will find strength and comfort in the Lord. Psalm 23 comes to mind when it says “…. though I walk through the Valley of the shadow of death …” it says we walk through the darkness but we don’t get stuck in that darkness. The Lord will walk with you both.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was so saddened to hear the news of Dorothy’s passing. She was the sweetest, kindest person and I always enjoyed seeing her and visiting with her. I am also a resident at Touchmark and I will miss her tremendously. Thank you for sharing her with all of us. Heidi Erdahl

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