Lewis M. Urness, 89, of Grand Forks, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the Larimore Good Samaritan Center.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 21 at University Lutheran Church 2122 University Ave. in Grand Forks.

Lewis M. Urness, 89, of Grand Forks, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the Larimore Good Samaritan Center.
Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 21 at University Lutheran Church 2122 University Ave. in Grand Forks. Visitation will be the hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will take place at Memorial Park South Cemetery, Grand Forks, ND. Lewis Morris Urness was born on a farm east of Leeds, ND, on July 13, 1927, the son of Charles and Esther Urness.  Later they moved to a farm west of Cando.  Following school in Zion, ND, he started working on some of the farms around the area. He enlisted with the US Army and served in Georgia, Kentucky and the Carolinas. Following his honorable discharge he went into construction.  Lewis moved to Maddock where he met his wife, Adeline Larson.  They were married Nov. 2, 1951, at the North Viking Lutheran Church.  They later moved to Grand Forks where they made their home. He then worked as a truck driver until his retirement. He was a hard worker, but the one thing he loved the most was camping.  They had a camper and took his family on many trips. Lewis is survived by his wife, Adeline of Grand Forks; sons, Dan Urness of St. Peter, MN, Doug (Becky) Urness of Yankton, SD, Mark (Merlinda) Urness of San Diego, CA; brothers, Jim (Elayne) Urness, Joe (Jean) Urness; sisters, Sonja (Leonard) Johnson, Gloria Brakken and Romana (Cliff) Horner; grandchildren, Ashley, Megan and Zabrina Urness and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers; 1 sister and 3 brother-in-law’s. Memorials may be directed to University Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. Lewis is in the care of Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks. A guestbook may be signed or viewed at www.amundsonfuneralhome.com