Obit: Severson, Claude Simon #2 (1897 - 1970)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Severson, Sheldon, Ozanich, Kurtzheim, Luntz, Brandt, Schuette, Molle, Luchterhand, Linebaugh, Schmidt, Engelbretson, Hause, Susa, Fravert, Sowieja, Landini, Hendrickson, Trunkel, Schultz, Albert, Logue

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/29/1970

Severson, Claude Simon (30 June 1897 - 20 January 1970)

Claude Simon Severson, 72, died January 20 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Ladysmith, where he had been a patient for a week. He had been a resident of the Ladysmith nursing home for a year and had been in poor health following a stroke several years ago.

Mr. Severson, son of Sam and May (Sheldon) Severson, was born in Greenwood June 30, 1897. He received his education in the Greenwood schools and worked at line construction and in lumber camps. He served as a staff sergeant in France in World War II. He never married.

Survivors include a brother, Hugh Severson of Greenwood; seven sisters, Miss Angela Severson, Mrs. Thomas (Marion) Ozanich, Mrs. Harry (Leida) Kurtzheim, Mrs. Abe (Grace) Luntz, all of Milwaukee, Mrs. Paul (Bertha) Brandt of Spencer, Mrs. Lester (Gertrude) Schuette and Mrs. Ernst (Dorothy) Molle, both of Unity; and 24 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Hill Funeral Home in Greenwood. Military rites were in charge of the Wallis-Hinker Legion Post, No. 238. The Rev. David Logue, pastor of the Zion United Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Cletus Susa, Leroy Fravert, Eugene Sowieja, Louis Landini, Harold Hendrickson and John F. Trunkel. Gary Schultz sang, “In the Garden” and “The Old Rugged Cross” accompanied on the organ by Mrs. Alvin Albert.

Relatives from away who attended were Miss Angela Severson, Mrs. Thomas Ozanich, Mrs. Leida Kurtzheim and Mrs. Abe Luntz, all of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brandt and Debbie of Spencer; Mr. and Mrs. Lester Schuette, Mr. and Mrs. Ernst Molle, Mr. and Mrs. John Brandt and Craig, all of Unity; Mr. and Mrs. Garth Luchterhand and Arlyn of Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Linebaugh, Elwood Schmidt and James Schmidt of Madison; Melvin Engelbretson and James Engelbretson of Owen; and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hause of Colby.



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