Mavis Severson
Mavis Severson

Mavis Severson, 89, of Chatfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, where she had resided since Jan. 3, 2008.

Mavis Finseth was born May 13, 1923, in Fountain, to Justin and Ida Rose (Skrukrud) Finseth. On Dec. 25, 1944, she married Chester R. Severson in Fountain. He died Oct. 11, 2006. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Root Prairie Lutheran Church, the Ladies Aid and was a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed holiday baking, dancing with her husband, working with her garden and flowers and spending time with family.

She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Cheryl) of Fountain and Larry (Nancy) of Fountain; a daughter, Deanne (Greg) Johnson of Winona; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four brothers, Arnold (Elizabeth) Finseth of Modesto, Calif., Dean (Carol) Finseth of Chatfield, Orvis Finseth of Chatfield and Dale (Beverly) Finseth of Fountain.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, granddaughter, a great-grandson, three sisters and two brothers.

The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 24, at Root Prairie Lutheran Church, in rural Fountain, with the Rev. Paul Forde officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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