Dale Severson

Dale Severson, 90, of Gayville, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

Dale was born July 29, 1922 in Vermillion, to Charles and Goldie (South) Severson.  He attended school at Prairie Belle Country School through eighth grade and graduated from Vermillion High School in 1940. 

Dale married Evelyn Erickson in October of 1944 and they farmed in the Vermillion area and he was a security guard at the University of South Dakota until moving to Gayville in 1993.  He was an avid bingo player, loved farming, fishing and cooking as well as gardening and music.  He especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Vermillion and held numerous offices within the Eagles Club including trustee and president.

Thankful for having shared his life are his children, Peggy (Kent) Wathier of Yankton, Doug Severson of Volin, Tammy (Shad) Bratberg of Gayville; seven grandchildren, Melisa (Seth) Veitzer, Jason Nichols, Nick, Adam (Stephanie) and Natalie Severson, Amber and Katie Bratberg; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Chloe Veitzer.  He is also survived by two sisters, Twila Benson and Maxine (Junior) Iverson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A celebration of life service was held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion with visitation one hour prior to the service.  A private burial took place on Oct. 25.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Diabetes Association.

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