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Deborah "Debbie" K. Severson

January 21, 1949 - May 10, 2017

Prayer Service - Friday

May 19, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

May 19, 2017
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Memorial Service - Saturday

May 20, 2017
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Saturday

May 20, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Deborah "Debbie" K. Severson

January 21, 1949 - May 10, 2017


Debbie Severson, 68, of Fargo, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2017 at Sanford Health in Fargo. Her entire family was present. The best wife, mother, grandmother, and friend there ever was, is now with her parents and grandparents in Heaven.

Deborah Kay Osborn was born on January 21, 1949 in Edgeley, N.D. to Marilyn and Don Osborn. She was raised by her mother and step-father, Warren Vernon, whom she considered “Dad.” She graduated from West Fargo High School in 1967 and had many life-long friends among her classmates. She married her best friend, Stan Severson, on August 24, 1985 and they spent their entire marriage living in Fargo in the home she loved.

She spent most of her working life as a customer service representative, the last 24 years with Food Services of America in Fargo. Many past and present employees were her friends and continued to be after her retirement. She had a bright smile, a dynamic personality, a sense of humor, and a gift of gab which made her the ideal person for the job she had. She loved it and did not consider it work.

She was a member of Holy Spirit Church in Fargo. She believed a church was the people in the building not the building itself. She was a “Do unto others” type person and treated everyone with love and respect and easily made friends with hundreds of people. Her favorite quotes were: “I’d rather have a hundred friends than 100 pennies” and “I have more loving family and friends than any loving woman could ask for.” She loved bowling, traveling, rummage sales and meeting new people.

She is survived by her husband, Stan, her daughters; Debra Steen, Angela Suda (Blair), Roberta Monsrud (Garett), her brothers; Dennis (Lucinda), Don (Marsha) and Todd (Rose) and her grandchildren; Alec and Ethan as well as numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, and hundreds of friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, her parents and her brother, Duane Osborn.

Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 19, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M.

Memorial Service: 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:00 P.M.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo at a later date.

Instead of flowers, Debbie wanted memorials sent to the animal shelter or animal rescue organization of your choosing. She had a way with animals and she loved them all.

Many thanks to Dr. Panwalker, and Sanford Health for Debbie’s care, especially CNA, Bri, on the 7th floor. “Babyface” is gone but will never be forgotten. She is now with her Lord.


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22 responses to “Deborah “Debbie” K. Severson”

  1. Dennis & Peggy Reed says:

    We were so surprised to hear of Debbie’s passing. Dennis used to work with her at FSA. We last saw her a few months ago at the airport on our way to Vegas. She was also going there with a friend. She was definitely one of a kind & will be missed by many.

  2. Alec Steen says:

    Love and miss you grandma!

  3. Patricia Rokusek says:

    I use to work many years with Debbie out at FSA in customer service. Bubbly personality that couldn’t help but spoil over into you if you met her. I will miss you greatly sweetie but am so thankful for the time, memories, and life experiences I shared with you. Knowing she is now flashing that bright smile of hers up in heaven and giving everyone down her one of those wonderful and loving but now invisible hugs down here is a beautiful feeling. Love you always Deb.

  4. Greg Langford says:

    She was the best aunt ever, she helped raise me stuck with me through good and bad with out her I would not be the person I am.
    I love and miss you!

  5. Deb Rand says:

    Deb – my friend. I will always cherish the times & the memories of you in my heart. There are no words to express how much I will miss you, but I know you are in a better place – laughing & snorting up there! Mike & I love you & we’ll be there for your family always. Love Deb

  6. Karen Sevesron says:

    Debbie, you are already missed more than you can imagine. I will always remember your kindness and I treasure the time I spent as a part of the Severson family. Godspeed.

  7. KEITH MYERS says:


  8. Amaury alonso says:

    I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Debbie’s family and friends. The loss of a loved one Brings along great sorrow. I would like to share some words of hope Acts 24:15 god promises “there will be a resurrection”. What beautiful hope that we will be able to see, hug and enjoy the company of our loved ones once again. i hope this scripture helps bring comfort to your hearts, I will include you all in my prayers.

  9. Richard Holmes says:

    So sorry to hear about Debbie’s passing Stan. I remember her as a happy, cheerful energetic woman. I still recall when she was selling her decorated clothing in my music stores back in the early nineties. Since my daughter now works at Two Rivers vetinary clinic I will have her choose which organization to make a donation to in Debbie’s honor.

  10. Darrell says:

    The best make anyone, anything, anywhere better.
    Thank you…and thanks for the bread pudding lesson.

  11. Muff Brandt says:

    Ah, Debbie—-walked to school with you every day from ‘kiddie garter’ until Mom & Dad & I moved to Westwood in 1959. Good ol’ Swede & Arlene’s trailer court days! In high school, you had the best soprano voice I’d ever heard and your solos were amazing. You and Jack gave me a home when I needed one the most and stuck by me through a tough time. Thank you for all the memories. I’m sure heaven is pleased to have another super singer in the choir.

  12. Jeffrey Gellner says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Deb at this difficult time. As a former coworker at FSA, she meant the world to all of us!!! R.I.P. You will be greatly missed.

  13. Mark Anderson says:

    What a loss we all feel in losing Debbie and her beautiful smile and contiguous laughter! She was an enjoyable force to be around and I will always remember working with her at FSA and feel that the Lord called her home to perhaps put a smile back on his face! My wife purchased a little garden shovel from one of her sales years ago and says that she still thinks of her every time she uses that shovel to this day! That was how fun Debbie was to be around! A happy force to remember, someone that touches your soul. RIP Deb and our blessings to the family.

  14. Ron Markey says:

    I worked with Debbie at L & L Distribution starting in the early 80’s. When I called in back in 1985 to let them know my son was ready to be born, Debbie took the call. She was as excited as I was. In 1994, I left L & L to go to work for Food Services of America and worked with Debbie again. I left FSA in 2003 when I moved to New Mexico, however my son Ross (now grown up) started working at FSA at night in the warehouse and on Saturday’s doing “Will Call” with Debbie.

  15. Sheila Melbye says:

    What a great loss! Debbie was one of a kind. She was always so happy, bubbly, kind and caring to everyone she met!! I worked with her at FSA and she always made work fun because she was so full of life! She was a very kind friend not just co worker. I remember taking road trips with Debbie when customers were missing products, those were some really fun times, she always went out of her way to help others. She will be missed!!!

  16. Donald Osborn says:

    Deb. Missing you and your texts and phone calls.
    I know your in a better place but still miss knowing you just a phone call away!!
    Love you Don and Marsha

  17. Jan A. Meidinger says:

    My heart and prayers go out to the Severson family during this difficult time . Debbie was taken much to soon, I cant remember ever seeing her without a smile or giving you a kind word. She will truly be missed but it gives one peace of mind that she is home now with her parents, grandparents Rusty & Babe Hull and Uncle Al & Aunt Betty Palmer who she truly adored. God bless you all.

  18. Richard D. Ralph says:

    Debbie I will always remember all the help you provided me. It was a great pleasure to have known you and work with you

  19. Sheri Thoemke says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Debbie’s death. I remember when I started working at FSA many years ago and Deb and I found out that my mom, Carol Morris and Deb worked together at Continental! Mom knew her as Deb Suda then and Deb says she credits my mom with teaching her everything she knew about Customer Service. Mom was one of the greats, therefore so was Deb!! I remember when my son Tyler died, Deb and Carol Nordman, and many others from FSA were there for me everyday! She will be so missed by so many but she sure left a lot of smiles and memories!

  20. Arlene Anderson says:

    I was fortunate enough to have worked with Debbie at 2 places. Continental Big Red and FSA. She was one of the best. I haven,t seen her much in the last few years but when I di it was a happy time.She used to call me her working mom. I will miss her. My prayers and thoughts are with Stan and family.

  21. Dave and Linda K. Koschney says:

    Stan and family, know that Dave and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. Deb was an amazing woman and will be always be remembered. Unfortunately, we cannot be there with you today, but will keep you all in our prayers.

    Peace be with you.

  22. Kim Anderson says:

    I remember Debbie when her & Stan would come to Hoffman to visit! They always made sure to stop into Dew Drop Inn & eat! I loved visiting with them! I miss her vivaciousness, spunky & positive attitude! Always had a smile on her face! So very sorry for your tremendous loss Severson family!

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