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Arnie Truman Severtson


Wed, Sep 18th, 2013
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

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.

Arnie was born Sept. 9, 1928, in Fillmore County, to Ole and Martha (Slinde) Severtson on the home farm. He attended Gilbertson Country School. Arnie was a veteran of the Korean War from 1950-1953. On March 24, 1956, he married Orpha Delia Kopperud in Rushford. Orpha passed away on March 8, 2006. Arnie was a farmer and carpenter, and Orpha was a homemaker.

Arnie 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 parents, his wife, five brothers and three sisters.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Whalan Lutheran Church, with Pastor Patricia Hinkie officiating. Burial will be in the Whalan Lutheran Cemetery, with military honors by the Whalan and Lanesboro American Legions.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Johnson-Riley Funeral Home in Lanesboro, and one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.
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