Gordon Severson

July 21, 1930-July 16, 2011


Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery Canton, SD.

Gordon Severson, age 80, passed away unexpectedly Saturday,  July 16, 2011 at his home.  Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Lands Lutheran Church, rural Hudson, SD with burial to follow at Forest Hill Cemetery Canton, SD.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Gordon was born at home on July 21, 1930 to Martin and Gertie Severson in Canton, SD.  He was baptized and confirmed at Canton Lutheran Church.  He attended school in Canton and graduated from Canton High School.
 From 1952 to 1954 he served in the Marines.  He was stationed in Santa Anna, CA and served  in the Korean War for 6 months. 
 On June 11, 1952 he married Elsie Aasheim at Lands Lutheran Church.  He worked in Canton for a year at Skyberg Chevrolet.  They moved to Platte, SD where he owned and operated Severson Service for 42 years.  They moved back to Canton in 1996.  He enjoyed his family and giving people a helping hand. 
 He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elsie; sons, Mark (Tammy), Sioux Falls, SD, and Howard (Cindi) and Robert (Jan) all of Platte, SD;  son-in-law, Gary Omdahl, Sioux Falls, SD; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don (Evelyn) Platte, SD and Paul (Karen), Canton, SD;  and sisters, Mavis Fossum and Dorothy McKenney all of Canton, SD.
 He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy on February 27, 2011 and great-grandson Linden Jensen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Lands Lutheran Church or a charity of your choice. 
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14 condolences have been left

  1. We were sadden to hear that Gordon had passed away so suddenly. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Mark and family, We were very sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Mark, sorry to hear of your loss. Losing a parent is hard. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and give you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Elsie, sons & familiies Was so shocked to hear tonight about Gordon’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort knowing that he has been reunited with Nancy in their heavenly home.

  5. Elsie, Mark, & The Severson Family, We are so sorry for your sudden loss and hope that you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. With great rememberance, we are all are glad to have known Gordy, what a wonderful man. We are here if you need anything. With our Deepest Sympathy, The Boll’s

  6. I’m thinking of you Paul and Karen. I didn’t know Gordon but you were like my 2nd family! And Paul, I’m very grateful for you being my Godfather. I wish you strength and comfort during this time.

  7. To Elsie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. He will truely be missed by all. We loved your vistits to the camp ground both of you with your smiling faces and always so pleasant to be with. One look at you two, it was easy to see how much in love you are. A perfect match from heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Gordy was such a wonderful soul, God Bless Him.

  8. Gordon – what an awesome person. I enjoyed visiting with him at the campground during our many campouts at Newton Hills. I am truly blessed to have known him.

  9. Dear Elsie & Family, We were so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Gordon. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Deepest Sympathy, Mick & Sonja Tyrrell

  10. Mark & the Severson Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Though I never had the honor to meet him, Mark always spoke highly of him. He will be missed, yet remembered by those he touched over the years.

  11. Mark I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Elsie and family, Words can not explain how sorry I am for all of you. Gordon was a wonderful man with a big heart. I am very thankful for having the opportunity to know him. He will be missed by many friends.