Severin Johnson 1895-1964
JOHNSON, PETERSON, BOARDMAN
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/31/2014 at 20:06:07
Ex-Resident of City Dies at 69
Severin Johnson, 69, Cedar Rapids, former Estherville resident and father of Bernard Johnson of this city, died Friday [May 1, 1964] after a brief illness.
Mr. Johnson was employed for many years here by the Rock Island Railroad as a car repairman and he and Mrs. Johnson moved to Cedar Rapids about 20 years ago where he continued in the same work for the railroad until his retirement 20 years ago.
He was born Feb. 16, 1895 in Norway and came to this country and settled in Emmet County at the age of 18 years.
On May 30, 1923, he was united in marriage to Palma C. Peterson here in Estherville.
Mr. Johnson is a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion and of the B.A.R.E., a railroad organization.
He was a member of the Cedar Rapids San Stephens Lutheran Church.
Surviving his death are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Irene) Boardman, of Marion; his son, Bernard of Estherville; and six grandchildren. Mr. Johnson was the last surviving member of his family.
There is to be a service for Mr. Johnson at San Stephens Church in Cedar Rapids Monday at 10:30 a.m. The body will then be brought to the Fuhrman Funeral Home where friends may call Monday evening and until time of services on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Tuesday service will be at the Fuhrman Funeral Home, the Rev. Roy M. Hendrickson officiating. Burial will be in the Estherville Lutheran Cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, May 2, 1964)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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