Mavis Severson, 89
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 3:05 AM
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 passed away 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) and Larry (Nancy), all 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) of Modesto, Calif., Dean
(Carol) of Chatfield, Orvis of Chatfield, and Dale (Beverly) of Fountain.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, grandaughter, a
great-grandson, three sisters, and two brothers.
The funeral service was held on 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 assisted the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.rileyfuneralhomes.com.