Miscellaneous Ransom County, North Dakota Obituaries

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Ellis E. Wiltse
Ellis E. Wiltse died in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, October 25, 2001, where he has lived since 1975. Ellis was born December 7, 1906 on a homestead in Sandoun Township, eastern Ransom County to Wilham and Mary Wiltse, the seventh of ten children. He attended school in Owego Township and a graduate of Lisbon High School He earned a teaching certificate at what was then Valley City State Teachers College and taught in three different Ransom County rural schools. He subsequently attended the University of N.D. graduating with honors in business and economics studies in 1937.
Ellis worked for the U.S. Immigration Service, living mostly in Duluth, Minn. inspecting ore boats on the Great Lakes, plus border patrol assignments in various locations. After retiring from the Immigration Service he lived in Oregon, California and Arizona briefly before settling in Edmonton to be near his wife’s relatives. 
He married Thelma Wheet Leonard in 1942. One child, Ronald was born to this marriage. Ronald was killed in Vietnam in 1968 leading his platoon in combat. He was awarded the bronze star for exceptional bravery in combat and is buried in the National Cemetery in Barstow, Colo. Ellis’s marriage to Thelma ended in divorce in 1958. Ellis married Ortensia Schweiger in Duluth in 1963. Ortensia (Ortie) survives him in Edmonton, plus one sister, Wilna Schultz, Lisbon, Dr. Kermit Wiltse, Berkeley, Calif., Dr. Leon Wiltse, Carmel Valley, Calif., plus one grandchild, David, the son of Ronald, living in Salt Lake, Utah. 
Ellis was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, following his funeral at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Lisbon on Friday, November 9, 2001. His funeral was attended by his many Wiltse relatives from the Lisbon area, Ortie’s Canadian relatives and a few who knew him from his years in this area. Because of his long life, nearly 95 years , few would have survived him from his school years in Ransom County. 
His niece Mary Wiltse Heck, Minneapolis, his great nephew Jerry Clause, Enderlin both sang solos at his funeral, his nephew Warren Wiltse was reader, and his brothers, Leon and Kermit shared in his eulogy. Both spoke of his sharp sense of humor and his ebullient personality. 
Ellis served several years in the U.S. Army during World War II as a lieutenant in charge of a German Prisoner of War camp in the south, so was buried with Military honors. Barbara Schultz Sweet, a great niece of Ellis’, sounded taps.
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Mildred R. Stone
Funeral services for Mildred R. Stone, 94, Moorhead, were held on Friday, November 16 at the First Presbyterian Church, Moorhead. Mrs. Quam died Monday, November 12, 2001, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. 
Mildred R. Quam, daughter of Bud and Abigail Quam was born on May 27, 1907 in Lisbon. She lived in Lisbon before moving to Portland, Ore. with her family. After the death of her father, the family moved to Steele, N.D. where she graduated from Steele High School. She worked as a secretary at the Bismarck Tribune for a few years. 
On May 27, 1933, she married Walter Stone in Moorhead. They lived in Bemidji and in 1942 moved to Moorhead where they made their home for many years. Mr. Stone died in 1968. Mildred worked in sales in various retail stores in the area from 1954 until her retirement in 1972. 
She is survived by one daughter, Mary (Keith) Wambach, Sierra Vista, Ariz; a granddaughter; and three great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Bud Quam. 
Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Moorhead. 
Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, was in charge of arrangements. 

Jean Martha Douglas
Funeral services for Jean Martha Douglas, 94, Fargo, were held on Friday, November 16, 2001. Mrs. Douglas died Tuesday, November 13, 2001. 
Jean Martha Howie was born on January 17, 1907, in Craigbank, Sheddens, Scotland to Rev. Robert Howie and Mary Banks Gibb Howie. In 1909 she came to the USA, graduating from Fargo Central High School in 1926. She received teaching credentials from Moorhead State Teachers College in 1928. Jean taught school in Enderlin and Havana, N.D.and then in Circle, Mont. 
On August 17, 1937, she married John Birdseye Douglas, in Fargo. In 1925 Jean became an active member of the First Congregational Church. She was a dedicated Sunday School teacher for over 43 years, during which time she organized the Christmas pageant and served as superintendent of the primary school. She spent 23 summers at the Church’s camp, Pilgrim Park. She was also a member of PEO. 
She is survived by three nephews and one niece. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one brother, Robert; and three sisters, Agnes Howie Gustafson, Anne Howie Bergeson, and Mary Ellen Howie. 
Interment at Riverside Cemetery, Fargo. 
Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, was in charge of arrangements.

Robert P. Henderson
Funeral services for Robert P. Henderson, 83, Enderlin, were held on Saturday, November 10, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Enderlin. Reverend Mike Toomey officiated. Mr. Henderson died on Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at Innovis Hospital, Fargo. 
Robert P. Henderson, son of Perry and Rikka (Helgeson) Henderson, was born June 27, 1918 in rural Enderlin. He attended rural Enderlin School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and served until 1945. While in service, he received a Good Conduct Medal and a Meritorious Unit Citation. 
On November 1, 1945, he married Margie Fernow in Enderlin. Robert worked for Onstad’s Plumbing and Heating for several years. He worked for Pfaff Plumbing and Heating until retiring in 1980. Robert was a member of the Enderlin VFW. 
He is survived by his wife, Margie Henderson, Enderlin; two daughters, Marla (Leslie) Neumiller and Nancy (Deon) Maasjo, both of Enderlin; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Mark Olson, Steve Olson, Russell Myhre, Stuart Myhre, Steve Fernow and Rick Fernow. All in attendance served as honorary pallbearers. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen. 
Music was provided by organist Joan Schlecht and soloist Frank Egan. 
Interment at Enderlin Cemetery, Enderlin. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Enderlin, was in charge of arrangements. 

Joan V. Person
Funeral services for Joan V. Person, 70, Britton, S.D., were held on Monday, November 12, 2001 at First Lutheran Church, Britton. Reverend Mary Hansen officiated. Mrs. Person died Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at the Marshall County Healthcare Center, Britton. 
Joan Virginia Johnson, daughter of Carl Otto and Lydia (Sorg) Johnson, was born on December 20, 1930 in Britton. As a child, Joan moved with her family to the Havana, N.D. area where she grew up on a farm. She attended Havana elementary school for three years. She then went to school through the eighth grade in Rutland. Joan finished high school in Britton, graduating in 1949. 
On August 5, 1949, she married Donald Eugene Person at Britton. After they marriage, they lived in Britton for a few months before moving to Forman. In Forman, Joan and Don owned and operated a gas station. They later moved to Fargo and lived there for a couple of years. They returned to Britton and made it their home since that time. In Britton, Joan worked as a bookkeeper for Likness Brothers for a number of years. She also helped on the family farm and did relief cooking during the summer months at Marshall Manor while the regular cooks took vacations. She worked for a while as a waitress at the Holiday Lanes and Lounge in Britton and was also actively involved in the family’s operation of “The Spot” for 13 years. Joan has worked in the school food service at Britton School for the past 34 years and was working there at the time of her death. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Britton, and was active in the W.E.L.C.A During the days of live radio, Joan had been a singer at WDAY Radio, Fargo. After her husband, Donald’s death on May 25, 1994, she continued to make her home in Britton. 
She is survived by two sons, Gerald (Debbie) Person, Britton, and Kevin (Jamie Bentjen) Person, Elk Point, S.D.; three daughters, Connie (Anthony) Geist, Mitchell, S.D., Naomi (Arlin Sandstrom, Gwinner, and Lynn (Kevin) Oland, Britton; one brother, Marion “Swede” Johnson, Forman; one sister, Beryl Guyot, Britton; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Mike Geist, Michelle Olson, Melissa Geist, Megan Geist, Troy Person, Tera Cobb, Dominick Witchey, Trevor Person, Dustin Dougherty, Colby Person, Devin Oland and Drey Bentjen. Honorary pallbearers were the Britton School Food Service Associates. 
Interment at Britton Cemetery, Britton. 
Price Funeral Chapel, Inc., Britton, was in charge of arrangements. 

Harold W. Bellin
Funeral services for Harold W. Bellin, 72, LaMoure, were held on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at Zoar Lutheran Church, LaMoure. Mr. Bellin died Sunday, November 11, 2001 at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure. 
Harold William Bellin, son of William and Olga (Meyer) Bellin, was born on August 19, 1929 near New Effington, S.D. He grew up and attended school in Hankinson and worked various jobs in the area before moving to California and working in a paint factory. Harold enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950, serving during the Korean Way. After being discharged from the Army in 1953, he moved back to Hankinson. 
On July 11, 1953, he married Delores Hoeft in Great Bend. The couple moved to California where Harold worked in a paint factory before returning to North Dakota in 1956. He then worked for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department in LaMoure until his retirement in 1985. After his retirement, he owned D. Sports Shop in LaMoure before entering St. Rose Care Center in June 2000. He was a member of Zoar Lutheran Church, LaMoure. He was active in Townsend-Good-Shockman Legion Post #19 and the North Dakota Peace Officers. Harold was also a member of the James River Sportsman’s Club.
He is survived by his wife, Delores Bellin, LaMoure; two sons, Davy and Dean Bellin, both of LaMoure; two daughters, Dawn (Darren) Wagner, Fullerton, and Debra (Greg) Sandness, Bismarck; two brothers, Donald (Helen) Bellin, St. Paul, and Kenneth (Esther) Bellin, Ashley; four sisters, Edith (Rudy) Pankow, Hankinson, Esther Worner, Wahpeton, Mae (Harley) Hinrichs, Lidgerwood, and Irene (Jerry) Peterson, Hackensack, Minn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Albert and one sister, Dorothy. 
Honorary pallbearers for the funeral were Ron Splitt, Bud Ballinger, Lyle Albertson, Harley Schwind, Dick Knapp and Brian Robert. 
Music was provided by organist Jan Hird, pianist Marcia Young, and soloist Ben Nelson. 
Townsend-Good-Shockman Legion Post #19 presented military rites. 
Interment at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure, was in charge of arrangements. 

Helen E. Griffin
Funeral services for Helen E. Griffin, 83, Moorhead, formerly of Glyndon, Minn., were held on Friday, November 9, 2001 at Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead. Mrs. Griffin died Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead. 
Helen E. Moske, daughter of Julius and Emma Moske, was born April 14, 1918 near Parkers Prairie, Minn., where she grew up and attended country school. 
On June 8, 1946, she married Omar S. Griffin in Moorhead. They lived in the Glyndon area for many years. 
She is survived by her husband, Omar S. Griffin, Sr., Glyndon; one son, Omar Griffin, Jr., Glyndon; one daughter, Cheryl (Lyle) Broten, Bloomington, Minn.; five sisters, Lillian Hausmann, Detroit Lakes, LaVerna Hoppe, Parkers Prairie, Luella Larson, New Hope, Minn., Eileen Grage, Sheldon, and Elda Thun, Parkers Prairie; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 
Interment at Moorhead Memorial Gardens, Moorhead. 
Wright Funeral Home, Moorhead, was in charge of arrangements.

Dora W. Lewis
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Dora W. Lewis of Oakes, North Dakota, whose obituary appeared in the November 25, 2001 edition of the Gazette, was preceded in death by a daughter, Lyla Klefstad of Forman. The obituary did not include Lyla's last name. 
Olga Esther Bubach
Funeral services for Olga Esther Bubach, 88, LaMoure, were held on Saturday, December 1, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church, LaMoure. Reverend Thomas Puffe officiated. Mrs. Bubach died Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at St. Rose Care Center, LaMoure. 
Olga Esther Weight, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Wutke) Weight was born on April 24, 1913 on the family farm near Marion, where she grew up and attended rural school. 
On August 30, 1934, she married Clarence Bubach at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Marion, N.D. They made their home and farmed south of Marion until 1950, when they moved into Marion. In 1999, Olga and Clarence moved to LaMoure and became residents at St. Rose Care Center. Olga was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Marion and Trinity Lutheran Church in LaMoure, where she was active in the Lutheran Missionary League. 
She is survived by her husband Clarence Bubach, LaMoure, one son, Rodney (Pati) Bubach, Grand Forks; three daughters, Joyce (Duane) Matzke, Marion, Janet (Robert) Bauer, Dickinson, Kathleen (Timothy) Callahan, Albuquerque, N.M.; two brothers, Adolph Weight, Jamestown and Wilfred (Patricia) Weight, Peoria, Ariz.; two sisters, Leona Day, Edmonds, Wash. and Frances Reid, Farmington, Minn.; thirteen grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, four brothers and two grandchildren. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Dennis Larson, Jim Weight, Lowell Gemar, Barney Weight, Greg Reid, Rodney Lebahn, Selmer Bubach, and Raymond Lebahn. Honorary pallbearers for the funeral were Timothy Matzke, Tom Matzke, Daniel Matzke, Dennis Bauer, Mark Bauer, Chris Bauer, Jon Bauer, Kelly Bubach, Kevin Bubach, Keith Bubach, Tamara Matzke, Kim Matzke, and Erin Callahan. 
Music was provided by organist Kathie Hay and soloist Tim Matzke. 
Interment at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Marion. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, LaMoure was in charge of arrangements. 

Edna Liegman Smith
Funeral services for Edna Liegman Smith, 82, Safford, Ariz. (formerly Wimbledon, N.D.), were held on Thursday, November 29, 2001 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wimbledon. Reverend James Meyer officiated. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Safford, Ariz. 
Edna Paasch, daughter of Friedrich and Erna (Hagebock) Paasch, was born on July 2, 1919 in Elliot. She grew up and attended school in Lisbon. Later, the family moved to Wimbledon. 
On November 2, 1938 she married Adolph Liegman at Wimbledon. They farmed in Gray Township until 1961 when they moved to Phoenix, Ariz. He died on January 5, 1978. In 1979 she moved to Safford. She married Lee Smith in 1980 at Safford. They moved to Lordsburg, N.M. for two years. She then returned to Safford. 
She is survived by four daughters, Marian (Duane) Leeseberg, Circle Pines, Minn., Anne Marie (Sally) Hofferber, Prescott Valley, Ariz., Rose (Robert) West, Safford, Ariz., and Kathy (Daniel) Jensen, Elkhorn, Neb.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grand children; and one sister, Carrie Sad, Jamestown. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Adolph Liegman and Lee Smith; and infant daughter; one grandson; five brothers and four sisters. 
Interment at Prairie View Cemetery, Wimbledon. 
Eddy Funeral Home, Jamestown, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Ruth Geffre
Funeral services for Mary Ruth Geffre, 78, Oakes, were held on Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Oakes. Father Johnson Kottaram officiated. Mrs. Geffre died on Saturday, November 24 at her home. 
Mary Ruth Guyott, daughter of Arthur and Florence Guyott, was born on May 4, 1923 on a small farm one mile east of Glover, N.D. Two years after her birth, the family moved to a large farm north of Oakes. She attended Divide County School No. 3 until the eighth grade. She attended high school in Oakes, graduating in 1941. Following her graduation, she attended the State Normal and Industrial School in Ellendale and earned credentials to teach. She taught in country schools in Millerton, Glover and Crete for five years, earning her lifetime teaching certificate. 
On June 29, 1948, she married Paul Geffre at St. Charles Church, Oakes. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on a farm northwest of Crete, N.D. where they farmed for 35 years before retiring to live in Oakes in 1983. The two raised a family of eight children. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary Club, the Garden Club, Birthday Club and volunteered at the senior center. 
She is survived by six sons, John Geffre, Oakes, Eugene (Salley) Geffre, Phoenix, Ariz., Michael (Kathy) Geffre, Piedmont, Okla., Melvin Geffre, Castaic, Calif., Thomas (Margie) Geffre, Crete and Tony (Michelle) Geffre, Gillette, Wyo., two daughters, Eva (James) Tesky, Jamestown and Mary Carol (Joseph) Smith, Glendale, Ariz., one brother, Floyd Guyott, Minneapolis, three sisters, Mildred Thompson, Oakes, Rosella (Michael) Korman, Minneapolis, and Sr. Donna Guyott, St. Paul, 19 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul Geffre, who died on November 16, 1991; two brothers, two sisters, and one grandson. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Vic Thompson, Bob Thompson, Ronnie Pikkaraine, Dick Overlie, Jim Guyott and Harvey Karas, Jr. 
Music was provided by organist Vesta Olderness and special music by Sonia Meehl and the St. Cecelia Singers. 
Interment at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Oakes. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes, was in charge of arrangements. 

Lester M. Mitchell
Funeral services for Lester Merideth Mitchell, 80, Fargo, were held on Monday, November 26, 2001 at Peace Lutheran Church, Fargo. He died on Thursday, November 22. 
Lester Merideth Mitchell, son of Fred and Irene Mitchell, was born on February 10, 1921 near Ayr, N.D. He grew up near Ayr and later served in the United States Army. After his military discharge, he worked for the Cass County Road Department. 
On February 27, 1954, he married Gertrude Stensgard. He retired in 1986. 
He is survived by his wife Gertrude (Trudy) Mitchell, Fargo, three daughters, Susan (Lon) Engberg, Detroit Lakes, Patty and Karen Mitchell, both of Fargo, one sister, Beatrice Kemmer, Enderlin. He was preceeded in death by his son, Allen. 
Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo. 
Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, was in charge of arrangements. 

Kenneth Gene Knecht
Memorial services for Kenneth Gene Knecht, 40, Gardner, N.D., were held on Sunday, November 25, 2001 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Mr. Knecht died on Thursday, November 22, 2001 at his home in Gardner. 
Kenneth Gene Knecht, son of Karyl O’Leary and Robert Knecht, was born on June 27, 1961 in Kenmare, N.D. His family moved to Harvey, then to Enderlin, where he grew up and attended high school. He moved to Fargo and worked on farms and road construction in the surrounding area. For the past 10 years, he has been self-employed in the manufacturing sector. He was married to Teresa Davidson from 1996 to 1999. Since 1995, Ken has lived at his farmstead near Gardner. 
He is survived by his mother, Karyl (Mike) O’Leary, Fargo, his father, Robert (Arlene) Knecht, Alice, one sister, Kim House, Stirum, a half-brother, Cory (Carrie) Knecht, Fargo, a half sister, Holly (Alex) Settel, Fargo, and his grandmother, Marge Raitshleger, Harvey. 
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, was in charge of arrangements. 

Alida L. Peterson
Funeral services for Alida L. Peterson, 94, Enderlin (formerly Sheldon and Lisbon), were held on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at Immanuel United Methodist Church, Sheldon. Reverend Duane Ferrie officiated. Mrs. Peterson died on Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at Hillcrest Manor, Enderlin. 
Alida L. Bjornson, daughter of Swen and Kari (Barcley) Bjornson, was born on April 7, 1907 in Binford, N.D., where she grew up and attended a rural Binford school. 
On December 8, 1933, she married Grant Peterson in Mose, N.D. They lived in Binford until 1950, when they moved to Sheldon. They moved to Lisbon in 1964. After her husband’s death on March 26, 1968, she began working at Parkside Home in Lisbon. She worked there for 11 years. She has resided at Hillcrest Manor in Enderlin since 1998. 
She is survived by three sons, Gene (Gloria) Peterson, Fargo, Wayne (Karen) Peterson, Moose Lake, Minn., and Larry (Judy) Peterson, Aurora, Ill.; two daughters, Barbara (Richard) Perkins, Arvada, Colo. and Joyce (Don) McDougall, Sheldon; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Grant. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were all of her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were all of her great-grandchildren. 
Music was provided by organist Carole Bjugstad and soloist Don Stansbery. 
Interment at Sheldon Cemetery, Sheldon. 
Armstrong Funeral Home, Lisbon, was in charge of arrangements. 

Teresa E. Rudolph
Funeral services for Teresa Elaine Rudolph, 60, Oakes, were held on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at St. Charles Catholic Church, Oakes. Father Johnson Kottaram officiated. Mrs. Rudolph died on Friday, November 23, 2001 at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo. 
Teresa Elaine Barnes, daughter of Hilton and Catherine (Kitzinger) Barnes, was born on October 3, 1941 in Oakes. She grew up in Oakes and attended school there, graduating from Oakes High School in 1959. After school, she worked at Northwestern bell Telephone Company as an operator. 
On July 25, 1964, she married Roger Rudolph at St. Charles Catholic Church, Oakes. They continued to live in Oakes where Teresa worked for Land O’ Lakes for 14 years. In 1993, she began working at Oakes Good Samaritan Center until her kidney transplant in 1998. Teresa was currently residing at the Moorhead Healthcare Center in Moorhead. She was very active as the resident council president and also baked for the facility and for special events. 
She is survived by her husband, Roger Rudolph, Oakes; two sons, Nicholas (Lisa) Rudolph, Milton, Wis., and Eric (Robbin) Rudolph, Oakes; one daughter, Carla (Michael) Terrian, West Fargo; two sisters, Mary Barnes (her twin) and Shirley Barnes, both of Minneapolis; one brother, Hilton (Sandy) Barnes, Fargo; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and her grandparents. 
Pallbearers for the funeral were Robert Rudolph, Edward Kuch, Lloyd Gebhardt, Kirk Miller, Wayne Hample and Tim Sullivan. 
Music was provided by organist Linda Roney and soloist Anita Gebhardt. 
Interment at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Oakes. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Oakes, was in charge of arrangements. 

Clayton Severson
Memorial services for Clayton Severson, 71, Milnor, were held on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at the Milnor Community Center, Milnor. Mr. Severson died on Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at St. Francis Medical Center, Breckenridge, Minn. 
Clayton Severson, son of Severt and Alice (Kraywinkle) Severson, was born on September 8, 1930 in Steele, N.D., where he grew up and attended school. After his schooling, he farmed in the Steele area. 
On October 8, 1951, he married Clementine Stein at Steele. In 1958, they moved to DeLamere where they owned and operated Severson’s Bar until 1975. Clayton worked for the Melroe Company in Gwinner until he retired in 1992. They spent their winters in Arizona. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Wahpeton. 
He is survived by his wife, Clementine Severson, Milnor; three sons, Gary (Maelinda) Severson, Burghill, Ohio, Duane (Joni) Severson, Lisbon, and Claude (Jodi) Severson, Milnor; one daughter, Tarra (John) Sackett, Brookings, S.D., one brother, Harvey (Ruby) Severson, Phoenix, Ariz., one sister, Hilda (Royal) Brousseau, Steele, 11 grandchildren, one great-grandson and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. 
Music was provided by soloist Pat Olson. 
Dahlstrom Funeral Home, Milnor, was in charge of arrangements.


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