Obit: Severson, Perry LeRoy (1914 - 2004)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Severson, Larson, Ellwood, Kobinshka, Havens, Ofsdahl

----Sources: Leader-Telegram (Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., Wis.) 16 Nov. 2004

Severson, Perry LeRoy (4 July 1914 - 14 Nov. 2004)

OSSEO - Perry LeRoy Severson, 90, of rural Osseo died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at Augusta Area Nursing Home.

Perry was born on July 4, 1914, in Grant township, Clark County, Wis., to Peter and Lena (Larson) Severson. He married Alice Ellwood on July 24, 1942, in Pigeon Falls, Wis. Together they farmed in Northfield township, Jackson County, until 1953, when they moved to Janesville and he worked at Chevrolet Motor Plant. He retired in 1976 and returned to the farm in Northfield.

Perry is survived by two sons, Kevin and wife Sharon Severson of Osseo, Jerry and wife Judy Severson of Rockford, Ill.; four grandchildren, Sean Severson of McChesney, Ill., Kirk (Heather) Severson of Rockford, Ill., Jamie Severson of Woodbury, Minn., and Jenny Severson of Foster, Ky.; two great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Jack Severson; three brothers, Clarion and wife Betty Severson of Janesville, Kenneth and wife Maxine of Janesville and Ray and wife Gladys Severson of Slinger; two sisters, Verna and husband Ed Kobishka of Rockford, Ill., and JoAnn Havens of Loves Park, Ill.

Perry was preceded in death by his wife, Alice on Sept. 28, 2002; his parents, Peter and Lena; two brothers, LaVern and Lloyd Severson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2004, at South Beef River Lutheran Church with Rev. Greg Ofsdahl officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Schiefelbein Funeral Home, Osseo, and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.



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