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Elsworth D. P. Barsness April 13, 1927 - April 14, 2008

HANCOCK -- Elsworth Deloss Peter Barsness, 81, of Hancock died Monday at the Bethany Home in Alexandria.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at West Zion Lutheran Church, rural Hancock. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris.

He was born April 13, 1927, in Barsness Township, Pope County, to Elmer and Dena (Aslakson) Barsness. He grew up on a farm near Hancock and attended Hancock High School.

He married Shirley Johnson. He farmed for many years in Hoff Township in Pope County before moving to Hancock.

He was a longtime member of West Zion Lutheran Church in Hancock.

He is survived by his wife of Fergus Falls; four children: Daryl (and Jessica) Barsness of Starbuck, Sandra (and Patrick) Conroy of Fergus Falls, Richard (and Julie) Barsness of Greenbush, and Steven (and Paula) Barsness of Fergus Falls; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister: Mary Zeltwanger of Alexandria.