Sean Ness, age 62 of Buffalo, MN, passed away on December 4, 2018. He was raised on a farm in Franklin, MN; the oldest of six children to Kermit and Darlene Ness. He grew up playing various sports for his high school teams and was part of the FFA. Sean graduated from Franklin High School in 1974, and furthered his education at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. He lived in the “Farm House Frat” and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Soil Science.
After working various jobs and completing college, he moved to Buffalo in 1985 to start his career at Centra Sota. While living in Buffalo, he played on softball teams, golfed with friends, and even helped organize the annual Keystone Golf Tournament–the perfect excuse to miss a day of work!
Sean not only stayed active with sports, he also coached his sons’ basketball and football teams and also his step-daughter’s travelling basketball team. He was very supportive of the local youth sporting teams and groups.
In 2000, he married Lynn Pedersen, whom he affectionately nicknamed, “The Lynn” and welcomed her two children into the family. The family enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Barnum, MN, known as the “Bare NESS-ecity”.
He helped create a lot of special memories with friends and family: spending time at Catfish Derby Days in Franklin, going to meat raffles, hanging out at the Buffalo Bar and Grill with his friends at the “Amen Corner”, cruising around, participating in Pheasants Forever events, and most importantly, being a grandpa to Kylie Kay.
Sean is survived by his wife, The Lynn; children, Brent Ness and Craig (Ashley Loebertmann) Ness; step-children, Ingrid (Matt Leaf) Leask and Ewan Leask; granddaughter, Kylie Kay Ness; siblings, Brian (Peggy) Ness, Michelle (Sam) Smith, Kelly Ness, Jodi (Terry) Nelson, and Tom Ness; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and many special friends from Franklin, Buffalo, and the Muni in Barnum, MN.
A Memorial Service for Sean will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM with visitation beginning at 1:00 PM at Zion Lutheran Church, 1200 Hwy 25 South, Buffalo, MN. A private interment will take place at a later date. Pastor John Folkerds will officiate.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be directed to www.thepetersonchapel.com