Richard (Dick) Severson, 87, of Fargo passed away peacefully at Sanford Hospital surrounded by his loving family on March 25, 2014. 

Dick was born on April 5, 1926 to Henry and Paula Severson and grew up in Fargo.  He joined the Navy at age 17 and served his country in combat in the South Pacific during World War II.  He married his sweetheart Anne Nelson on June 8, 1953 and during his 60 years of marriage, was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He took great pride in caring for and raising his children Rick, Ronda, David, Scott, Robert, and Beth.

Dick learned the printing trade after the war, initially working for Richtman’s Printing, and then for the Fargo Forum for 35 years until his retirement in 1990.

Dick loved spending time with his children and grandchildren throughout his life.  He loved playing golf from his caddying days as a boy, and he shared his love of the sport with all of his family.  He was also a proud veteran and recently joined an Honor Flight to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. with his daughter Ronda.

Dick is survived by his wife Anne, his children Rick (Patsy) Severson, El Paso, TX, Ronda Severson, Fargo, David Severson, Minneapolis, Scott (Jill) Severson, West Fargo, Robert (Mary) Severson, Fargo, Beth Severson, Arlington, TX, and 13  grandchildren.

Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo.

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  1. Grand Forks North Dakota
    Anne, Rick, Ronda, David, Scott, Robert and Beth

    Just found out that Dick had passed away.
    So sad to hear of your loss.
    I cherish my 22nd Street memories, growing up next door, and Dick will always be a part of those memories.
    I’m sorry, I would have certainly been there to celebrate and honor Dick’s life, had I known.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love, Ruth Ann

  2. Fargo ND
    We have been out of town and were saddened to see that cousin Dick had died. Our sympathy to the family. We know you have many great memories of him.

    Ed and Carole

  3. Battle Lake MN
    Goodbye “old friend”. Our Forum careers were better because of our friendship! I always enjoyed working with you.

    If the obituary had been in the paper earlier I would have been there to say goodbye.

    Charles Bohnet

  4. Marion, IowaSaddened to read of Dick’s passing. He was a great man always with a smile. My dad (John Bloom) and Dick shared rides to the Forum and to many union meetings. My heart and prayers go out to each of you and((Big Hugs))….
    Anne miss those days when we all went to the Women’s Forum Auxillary meetings with Gram Katie Bloom and everyone. If you have email love to hear from you… my address is above. Bless you all….
    Susan Bloom Benore

  5. Fargo ND
    Rick & family, sorry to hear about your loss. We did not know him well but certainly got to know some great “Jefferson” kids that he raised! I see he was 10 years older than my dad Andy, It was a great generation. You were lucky to have him so long! We only have one Dad and I know you all have some great memories! We will miss the service, but I will touch base later Rick. Brad Wimmer

  6. Moorhead Anne, many memories of my childhood came flooding back as i read Dicks name in the paper today. The whole Forum family that we had was a lot of fun. Just wanted to let you know that the Barlow kids were thinking of you and your family.
    Susie and Doug.

  7. Fargo I was really saddened to read of Dick’s passing. He was at The Forum when I started working there, and he was always so nice to me.

    You know how he had that great smile. Plus, he’d always have a nice greeting.

    A super guy.

    I’m unable to attend the services for him due to a previous commitment. But I’d certainly like to, out of respct to him and you, his family.

    May the Lord give you comfort in the days ahead.

  8. Fargo N.D
    .Thinking of you, so sorry for your loss, each of you are in my thoughts and in my prayers, may God hold you close and comfort you during this difficult time and may all your dear memories bring you peace in the days ahead.

  9. Maple Lake Minnesota
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Just realized we shared the same birthday…I will be thinking of him that day. I really wanted to be there but weather is not cooperating. God bless.

  10. Dallas TexasDear Beth and Severson Family,

    Please accept my sympathy and condolences for the passing of your father and grandfather. May God bless you and heal your hearts during this difficult time.

    Debra Bradshaw

  11. Cedar Rapids IowaTo the entire Severson family… wonderful memories of 22nd street and the Severson family. From evening games of Kick-the Can to the ever famous 6pm dinner bell, you were an institution on the block! Sending my love, prayers and best wishes during this sad time. Dick was a terrific man and I was lucking to have crossed his path. Love you all!

    Jeff Wadeson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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