Edna Severson, 98

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 12, 2010

Funeral services for Edna Severson, 98, of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at the Geneva Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Edna died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center.
Edna Severson was born on Oct. 15, 1911, in Manchester Township to Ole P. and Gina Fossom. She was baptized and confirmed at Central Freeborn Lutheran Church. Edna attended Albert Lea Business College and was employed as a dental assistant to Dr. Watland in Albert Lea for several years. Her marriage to Norman Severson took place in February, 1935. Edna and Norman lived in Albert Lea until 1945 at which time they moved to the Severson family farm near Lerdal. In 1949 they moved to the Geneva area where they farmed until retirement. They were members of Community Lutheran Church in Geneva where Edna was active in her circle and ladies aid.  While on the farm Edna enjoyed vegetable gardening and taking care of her many flowers. In 1984 Edna moved to Albert Lea. After several years in an apartment she moved to Bancroft Creek Estates where she enjoyed socializing and playing cards with her senior friends. Edna has lived at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home since September of 2005. Edna was a wonderful mother and grandmother whose positive attitude will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.
Survivors include her daughters: Phyllis (Robert) Whitney of Minneapolis and Suzette (William) Bos of Ankeny, Iowa; son, Noel (Patricia) Severson of rural Ellendale; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman in 1984; sister, Ellen (John) Anderson; twin sister, Erna (Henry) Brown; brothers, Ole Fossom and Wegner Fossom.

Email newsletter signup