Donald "Don" Severson
Donald Martin Severson, 90, of Platte, SD passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Corsica, SD. Funeral Services are 10:30 A.M. Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Platte Christian Reformed Church. A Committal Service with Military Honors will follow at Platte City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Mount Funeral Home in Platte.
Donald Martin Severson was born on June 19, 1928 to Martin and Gertie (Studsdahl) Severson in Canton, SD. He graduated from Canton High School in 1946 and was united in marriage to Evelyn Adeline Kuipers on February 14, 1951 at the Christian Reformed Church in Platte, SD. Don went on to serve his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from March 22, 1951 – February 17, 1953.
Severson Oil & Service has been a family business serving the Platte area for over 65 years. Dennis purchased Severson Service from his uncle, Gordon in 1980 and Dale purchased Severson Oil from his dad, Don in 1992. Don was a member of the Platte Christian Reformed Church, a lifetime member of Campbell-Timmerman American Legion Post #115 and loved to keep his vehicles clean and polished.
Grateful for having shared in Don’s life: his wife of over 67 years, Evelyn Severson of Platte, SD; four sons: Dennis (Carol) Severson of Platte, SD, Dale (Charlene) Severson of Platte, SD, Dean (Marlys) Severson of Whittier, CA and Duane (Karen) Severson of Norfolk, NE; six grandsons: Kevin, Parker, Chad, Steven, Michael and Joel Severson; seven granddaughters: Dori Boysen, Amy Johnston, Brandi Slaba, Laura DeHaan, Jamie Severson, Amanda Severson and Emily Perry; 19 great grandchildren: Robert, Joey and Zach Boysen, Jarod, Jalen and Jerni Severson, Jacoby, Jemma, Kayson and Boston Severson, Koen and Levie Johnson, Brooklyn, Reggie, Jayce and Tenly Slaba, Jaxon, Tucker and Charlie DeHaan; a brother, Paul (Karen) Severson of Canton, SD; a sister, Dorothy McKinney of Inwood, IA; a sister-in-law, Elsie Severson; a brother-in-law, Albert (Delores) Kuipers; along with many nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Gertie Severson; a brother, Gordon Severson; a sister, Mavis Fossum; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Severson; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Memorials in Don’s honor may be directed to: Gideons, PO Box 223, Platte, SD 57369 or Dakota Christian School, 37614 SD Hwy 44, Corsica, SD 57328.