Arnold Edward Severson, 90

Published 9:26 am Monday, April 15, 2019

Arnold Edward Severson, 90, died on Friday, April 12, 2019, at his home.

Arnold Edward Severson, 90

He was born Jan. 1, 1929, in rural Byron, Minnesota, to Edward and Alma (Jensen) Severson. He was baptized and confirmed at Evanger Lutheran Church in Sargeant, Minnesota. On Sept. 7, 1951, he married Doris Witzel. The couple farmed for several years and then started a farm/auto repair business. Arnold worked in his shop until the day he passed away. Arnold enjoyed antique tractor and engine shows, especially displaying his own tractors and model engines. Arnold was an active member of Evanger Lutheran Church most of his life and served on the church counsel. He and Doris are current members of South Zumbro Lutheran Church. Arnold enjoyed visiting with friends in his shop and having coffee.

Arnold is survived by his wife, Doris; his son, Allan (Harriet) of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota; his two daughters, Carol (Gerald) Schmidt of North Mankato, Minnesota, and Nancy (Steve) Olson of Waterville, Minnesota; sister, Lorraine Christie of Grand Meadow, Minnesota; brother, Francis Severson of Grand Meadow; eight grandchildren, Dr. Shawn Severson, Rachel Flanders, Valerie Braaten, Luke Severson, Marcus Schmidt, Courtney Kramlinger, Trisha Olson and Craig Olson; and 8 great-grandchildren, Aidan, Soren, Avery, Cale, Owen, Miles, Selah and Hannah. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at South Zumbro Lutheran Church in Kasson, Minnesota, with the Rev. Eldon Simonson officiating. Visitation will take place for one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Evanger Lutheran Church Cemetery in Sargeant following the service. Condolences can be left at