|Iver Kenneth Iverson, 72|
|Written by TRF Times|
Bemidji - Iver Kenneth Iverson, 72 of Bemidji died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Cornerstone Nursing and Rehab Center in Bagley where he had resided for the past 3½ years.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Aardahl Lutheran Church in Bemidji, with Rev. Mary Marotte officiating. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 (today) at the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji, and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Iver was born Feb. 3, 1940 in Oslo. He was the first-born son of Dorothy (Czapiewski)Iverson and Irving F. Iverson. He was named after his great-uncle Iver Iverson, a carpenter who was born in Oslo in 1880 to Norwegian immigrants Lars and Thora (Amundsdatter Brack) Iverson. They were among the first settlers in Oslo in 1879. He was baptized and confirmed at Oak Park Church and attended public school in Oslo. He was raised on the farm and in 1958 the family moved to Viking.
On Dec. 28, 1960 he was married to Carol Lovly in Thief River Falls. They resided in Warren, where their daughter Linda was born. They later moved to Thief River Falls, where Robert was born.
In 1965, the family moved to Bemidji, where Iver went to work for Doran Plumbing. Shortly thereafter Iver took his Master Plumbers test and was the youngest Master Plumber in the State of Minnesota. Iver worked at his trade until 1980 when he retired and went to work with Carol at the Hobby Hutch in the Paul Bunyan Mall. The business was sold and Iver built and owned Super 8 Motels with partners in Marinette, Wisconsin Sault St Marie and Greyling, Michigan.
Iver loved to fish and hunt He enjoyed taking fishing trips to Canada and spent several summers fishing salmon on Lake Michigan. While in his 60’s he spent the Winter months driving back and forth to his home in Bucerias, Mexico and then to Neosho, Mo.
Iver was a member of Aardahl Lutheran Church, a charter member of the Sons of Norway, Bemidji Lodge 500 and the Bemidji Eagles 351 where he was a Past President.
Iver is survived by his wife Carol; daughter Linda (Jim) Autrey of Bemidji; son Robert(Tammy)Iverson, Bemidji and a very special grandson Tucker Iverson; his sisters, Nancy Harris, Neosho, Mo., JoAnn (Larry) Hurst Thief River Falls, Cheryl (George) Brook, Bemidji and his brother Alan (Tammy) Iverson of Grand Forks, N.D.; brother-in-laws John (Barb) Larson, Thief River Falls, and John (Carol) Lovly Goodridge; sister-in-law, Diane (Richard) Saurdiff of Warroad; and his mother-in-law, Irene Lovly, Goodridge; plus many nieces and nephews.
Iver was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Carol Larson and LeeAnn Iverson; and his father-in-law, Palmer Lovly.
Messages of condolence may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.