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Severena Severtson Erickson 1885-1961


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/26/2014 at 19:56:58

Rites Set For Mrs. Bert Erickson, 75
Mrs. Bert (Severena) Erickson, 75, area resident for almost 50 years, died yesterday at 1:15 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital where she had been a patient for the past two weeks. Death was attributed to a lingering illness.

The former Severena Sevartson was born Dec. 17, 1885 in Illinois, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Torres Severtson. She grew to womanhood in Illinois and received her education there.

She was married Dec. 23, 1908 to Bert Erickson in Tindall County, Ill., and she and her husband farmed there until 1916 when they moved to a farm near Wallingford. Three years later they moved to a farm near Estherville where they lived until their retirement in 1953. At that time they moved to the present home in Estherville.

Mrs. Erickson was a longtime member of the Estherville Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Stanley Erickson of Ceylon, Minn.; 10 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, and one great grandchild; one brother, J.B. Severtson, Mapleton, Minn., and three sisters, Mrs. Tom (Tillie) Tindall of Clarion, Mrs. Henry (Julia) Ostren of Lanesboro, Mich., and Mrs. Andrew (Mary) Scott of Belmond.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Last rites for Mrs. Erickson are to be Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Estherville Lutheran Church. A family service will be held at 1:30 at the church, the Rev. Roy M. Hendrickson officiating. Burial is to be in the Estherville Lutheran cemetery.

Friends may call at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home from this evening until 11 a.m. Saturday at which time the body is to be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. The casket will not be opened until after the services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 7, 1961)


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