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 Thief River Falls - Elmer Severson, 97, died on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Oakland Park Nursing Home in Thief River Falls.
  Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 5, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, with Rev. Terry Olson officiating. Casket bearers included Larry Gustafson, Loiell Dyrud, Irv Schmitke, Bob Wold, Jim Olson and Gordon Tollefson. Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
 Elmer Severson was born October 3, 1907. 
 On January 4, 1933, Elmer was united in marriage to Gladys Linstad in Thief River Falls. The couple bought a farm in New Solom Township and operated it until 1943. They then moved to Thief River Falls, where Elmer became a carpenter. In 2003, Elmer and Gladys celebrated 70 years of marriage.
  Elmer and Gladys were charter members of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Elmer loved his work as a carpenter; he worked on many homes in Thief River Falls.  He strongly supported and encouraged youth sports in Thief River Falls. One of Elmer’s pastimes was to reminisce about the old days, especially his work on the thrashing crews. He was 12 years old, when he first traveled to North Dakota to work on the harvest.
 Survivors include his children, Richard (Caren) of Stanley, N.D., Ronald (Marnie) of St. Paul and Dennis of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren;  two great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Vivian Kosmatka of Forman, N.D. and Naomi Linstad of Auburn, Calif.
 He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys; a daughter, Ardella; and his parents. A00003B2005MY11