Harriet Celia Weness, 96, Adams

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Harriet Celia Weness, 96, of Adams, Minn., died Monday, Aug. 6, at the Adams Health Care Center.

Harriet Weness

Harriet was born on March 9, 1916, to Jacob and Hattie (Wiste) Knutson. She graduated from Adams High School and Hamilton School of Business in Mason City. She worked at the Mower County Courthouse before her marriage. Harriet married Earl Weness on Sept. 20, 1942. The couple farmed in the Adams area until their retirement when they moved into Adams.

Harriet was very active in Little Cedar Lutheran Church and a leader in several community organizations. She was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in the community in need.

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Harriet was preceded in death by her husband Earl in 2004, after 62 years of marriage. She is survived by three children, Erlin (Jean) Weness of Worthington, Minn., Roger (Jan) Weness of Adams, Minn., and Janet (Jeff) Severson of Mankato, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Rev. Susan Li officiating. Interment will be at Little Cedar Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Friday for one hour before the service. Adams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.