Arnie Truman Severtson, 85, of Peterson, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Rushford Good Shepherd Lutheran Home where he had been a resident since April.

He was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Fillmore County, to Ole and Martha (Slinde) Severtson on the family's home farm. He attended Gilbertson Country School.

He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served from 1950-1953.

On March 24, 1956, he married Orpha Delia Kopperud in Rushford. He was a farmer and carpenter and she was a homemaker.

He was a member of the DAV and the American Legion. He enjoyed watching baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins. He was a kind, gentle person with lots of love for everyone.

He is survived by one son, Jim (Judy) Severtson of Lanesboro; a daughter, Julie (Dr. Carmen) Scudiero of Winona; four grandchildren, Anthony and Becky Severtson and Emily and Nicholas Ziebell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, on March 8, 2006, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Whalan Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Patricia Hinkie officiating. Burial was in the Whalan Lutheran Cemetery, with military honors by the Whalan and Lanesboro American Legions.

Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro was in charge of arrangements.