Roger Severtson, 1940-2015

Published 10:01 am Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Roger D. Severtson, 74, of rural Oakland passed away at his home surrounded by his family and friends on Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hayward Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joel Erickson officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Oakland. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday for one hour before the service.  Clasen-Jordan Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Roger Severtson

Roger Severtson

Roger Duane Severtson was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Blue Earth to Selmer and Winnifred (Swift) Severtson. Roger was united in marriage to Elna Mae Christianson on Feb. 15, 1964, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. Roger worked as an over the road truck driver for several years and in 1975 he started his own contracting business which included remodeling homes, building new homes, garages and pouring cement. He retired in 2003 due to failing health.

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Roger was a member of Trondhjem Lutheran Church. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves and he was an adult 4-H leader.  He enjoyed going to the cabin, fishing and riding his four-wheeler.

Roger is survived by his wife, Elna Mae Severtson of rural Oakland; sons and their families Michael and Cindy Severtson and their children Ethan and Anna of rural Austin, Mark Severtson and his children Ty and Trace of rural Oakland, and Mark’s significant other, Kelly, and her children Robert, Gabby and Tim; sister, Beverly Busch of Claremont; sisters-in-law Rose Severtson of Prior Lake and Donna (Larry) Greeley of Oakland; brother-in-law, Keith (Cindi) Christianson, of rural Oakland; and many special nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Selmer and Winnifred Severtson; brothers Luvern and Larry Severtson; and his mother and father-in-law Earl and Edna Christianson.