Obit: Severson, Lester William (1923 - 2017)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Severson, Stabnow, Thomas, Much, Scott, Heck, Smith
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 11/03/2017
Severson, Lester William (22 February 1923 – 26 October 2017) With Flag
Lester W. Severson, 94, of Loyal peacefully passed away at his home with his fami8ly at his side Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
Lester William Severson was born Feb. 22, 1923, in the Town of Beaver, Clark County, to Vern and Luella (Stabnow) Severson. He was raised in Loyal and received his education at Sunny Knoll School. Lester was drafted and served in the U.S. Navy from November of 1943 until his honorable discharge in January of 1946.
He was united in marriage to Helen L Thomas June 8, 1946, at Grace United Methodist Church in Greenwood. Lester farmed and worked at Western Condensing in Owen, and later at Foremost Foods as a boiler operator and evaporator from 1951 to 1985. He continued farming until selling the farm. They built a home on 80 acres, and resided there until his death.
He was a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post #238, and had many interests, but especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing, woodworking, and playing cards.
Lester is survived by his wife, Helen of Loyal; daughter Kathy (Richard) Much of Greenwood; sons Dale (Kathy) of Curtiss and Richard of Loyal; daughter-in-law Joan Severson of Greenwood, 14 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; sister Alice Scott of Crystal Lake, IL; brother Douglas (Elaine) of Withee; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents (Luella and Vern); two sisters and two brothers-in-law Vera (Harold) Heck and Ethel (Ralph) Thomas; two sons Robert and Kenneth; two daughters-in-law Lisa Severson and June Severson; one grandson Jeffery Severson; and one brother-in-law George Scott.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 at Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood. Rev. Geoff Smith will officiate. Visitation will be held at the church Thursday, from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com. Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
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