Howard Lee Ness, 53, Fargo, ND, died April 4, 2007 after an eleven year courageous battle with cancer. Howard Lee Ness was born July 7, 1953, one of twin sons born to Tom and Joyce (Skjonsby) Ness. He grew up in Fargo and attended Fargo schools, including NDSU. He joined the Army in November 1975 and in May 1977 took an honorable discharge to raise his two daughters. Howard?s passion was riding motorcycles; however, this was not possible in the fight with cancer. He was an avid fisherman and was persistent with that hobby in his final years. Howard was loved by his family and his spirit will continue to live on through them. Survivors are his daughters, Michelle (Darvin) Hamner, Fargo, ND and Wendy Ann (Ed) Faris, Shirley, NY; his son Christopher Lee, Fargo; grandchildren, Nina Marie Santiago, Cody Sebastian Santiago, and Nikita Rae Hamner, Fargo, ND, and Bradley Russell Faris, Caimen Michael Faris and Trinity Lee Ann Faris, Shirley, NY; his brother, Lyle (Kay), College Place, WA; his sister, Susan (Doug) Agre, Nisswa, MN; and his mother, Joyce Ness, Fargo. He is preceded in death by his twin brother, Roger Lee, and his father, Tom Ness. The memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the memorial service. Arrangements entrusted to Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND Online guestbook www.boulgerfuneralhome.com

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