David Severson

david severson
David George Severson (Slim) passed away on Tuesday, August 14th at his home in Apple Valley, MN. David was born May 20, 1957 in Fargo, North Dakota to Richard D. Severson and Anne Severson. David attended school in Fargo and graduated from Fargo South High in 1975. David grew up as part of the 22nd Street gang in Fargo, and the friendships that he made growing up were friendships that he had for the rest of his life. He loved growing up in "the hood" and had many stories to tell about it. After high school David enlisted in the US Navy. He served for four years and was honorably discharged. After the service David worked many jobs, including OK Tire Company, SCR Tours, and William Collins & Sons in Fargo; and as an emergency room technician at the Children's Hospital in Dallas, TX. David's most recent employment was with Leann Chinn in Minneapolis, MN where he was a loyal employee for over 20 years. David married Jill Gunthorpe in August of 1990. The pride and joy of David's life were his two daughters, Megan J. Severson and Emily R. Severson. The job that gave David the most joy was being a stay at home dad to his girls from the time they were born until they were 3 years old. Growing up Megan and Emily spent many vacations with David and the Severson family in Fargo, and also traveling to Cancun. Much to the dismay of his brothers and many of his friends, David was a longtime diehard Green Bay Packers fan. David will be greatly missed by his daughters Megan Severson (Jordan Robinson), Buffalo, MN and Emily Severson, Rosemount, MN. Also missing the laughter and love that David brought to our family are his brothers and sisters and their families; Rick and Pat Severson, Teresa, Peter (Dana), Joey and Christina Severson, El Paso, TX; Ronda Severson, Fargo; Scott and Jill Severson, Kyle, Kody and Karr Severson, West Fargo, ND; Robert and Mary Severson, Matt Brehmer (Janene), Luke Brehmer, Natalie Kollman (Zack) and Taylor Severson, Fargo and Beth Severson, Arlington, TX. David was welcomed into heaven by his parents, Richard D. and Anne Severson, and his buddy Jerry Quenette. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 Pm Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo GATHERING: one hour prior to the service BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo at a later date

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  1. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dave the past 18 1/2 years. He would give you the shirt off his back. He had a great sense of humor. I will miss Dave. It was not only a pleasure of knowing him as a co-worker, but it was an honor of having him as a friend.

  2. So sorry to hear about Dave I was with him for about 15 years Leeann chin
    Prayers for the family and friends in these times of sorrow.
    I know Dave will be looking down this year when the Vikings beat Green Bay Packers again, for the division championship.

  3. I grew up in south Fargo near the hood and Dave was a classmate South High Bruins 1975 great group of peeps. Dave always had a great smile and a good guy. My he Rest In Peace. ❤️

  4. RIP Slim, Dave was always a kind man, with a smile on his face. Many good memories of growing up in the hood on 22nd st so. Dave will be missed by many. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Hugs.

  5. I didn’t know David but I knew both of his parents. Graduated same year as his brother Rick. I am so sorry to read this in the In-Forum… Prayers and Hugs to all of the family….

  6. My heart is so heavy writing this. The number of memories I have of Slim from living on 22nd St are countless, from the time we were little kids, to High School. We were an inseparable group of kids that made it our daily mission to hang out playing some kind of game or just spending time BSing no matter what time of year. Slim was teased a lot when we were young, kids can be so mean and he always stuck up for himself and persevered. I so admired him for that. He grew up to be such a handsome guy who always had fun and had a smile on his face from here to the moon. You were loved by many and will be missed by many. RIP Slim!

  7. Sorry to hear that slim died, I will always have nice things to remember about him, remember that he is up in heaven with your mom and dad,and he is watching over you.

    Your friends little sister Sandy Kay Schimelpfenig

  8. Slim, RIP
    I remember when David became Slim. He had always been a bit pudgy, not fat by all means, just perhaps baby fat left behind. Mind you this is junior high, then one day here comes this really nice looking guy with these big eyes and slim, not the David that we all knew. Wow! What a transformation he had made, thus Slim!
    I have not seen him since our high school days but in watching his memories video I can see what a beautiful life he lived! Such family unity, such love for his girls, their mother, his family, his grandma! I have never met any of you, but it truly shows in his memorial, Slim was loved and loved life! Rest In Peace Dave, your family’s definitely going to miss you.
    Becki Fischer Anderson- Brighton, CO

  9. I was very sad to hear the news of Dave. I will always remember the fun times that I was able to share with your family throughout the years. I’m sorry I am not able to make the funeral but you will all be in my thoughts today and Dave will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.

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