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Stanley "Stan" Severson

March 07, 1950 - December 24, 2017

Visitation - Friday

December 29, 2017
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Prayer Service - Friday

December 29, 2017
- 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Memorial Service - Saturday

December 30, 2017
- 2:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Stanley "Stan" Severson

March 07, 1950 - December 24, 2017


Stan Severson, 67, of Fargo, passed away early on December 24, 2017 at Sanford Health in downtown Fargo. He is forever reunited with his beloved wife, Debbie, in Heaven. The ‘dynamic duo’ is now back together for eternity.

Stan Owen Severson was born on March 7, 1950 in Alexandria, MN to Orville and Merle Severson. He was confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN, and attended Hoffman Public Schools from grades K-12. He later attended Moorhead State University. In high school, Stan was very athletic and took part in wrestling, track, and football, which he excelled at, earning him the nickname ‘Ting’ after the Minnesota Vikings player. He continued playing football for a time during his days at MSU as well. Stan was also a great music lover, and enjoyed playing the tuba in band and singing in choir. His love of marching bands continued throughout his life.

Stan married the love of his life, Debbie, on August 24, 1985 at the beautiful West Moe Lutheran Church outside Brandon, MN. Stan lived with Debbie and his three stepdaughters in the same home in Fargo, ND for the duration of their marriage.

He was very ambitious and had an excellent work ethic. While growing up, Stan began working for farmers at a very young age. He was mostly busy bailing hay, but also picked rocks, swathed grain, and did whatever else they needed done around the farm. He worked for Soo Line on a road gang and later operated a rail detector. He worked for Silver Line Boats, and years later at Federal Beef and Minnkota Windows. He also owned vending machines and property near NDSU. His last job was working at a group home for the disabled, a job he cherished very much.

He is survived by his brother, Marlyn Severson; brother, Steve Severson (Bev); sister, Lynda Johnson (Richard); stepdaughters, Debra Steen, Barb Monsrud (Garett), and Angela Ross (Blair); grandchildren, Alec and Ethan Steen; and numerous cousins and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by wife, Debbie; parents, Orville and Merle Severson; brother, Scott Severson; and grandparents, Seger and Oleanna Severson and Oswald and Annie Olson.

In lieu of flowers, Stan wanted memorials sent to the animal shelter or rescue organization of your choosing.

A special thanks to Dr. Panwalker and all the staff of Sanford Health.

Stan will live forever in our hearts.


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8 responses to “Stanley “Stan” Severson”

  1. Sue Severson says:

    Stan was a kind and caring person who led a good life. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Chet Lund says:

    I first met Stan at Moorhead State College, as his cousin Wayne from Brandon was my freshman college roommate there. We hit it off immediately, and I enjoyed his company. We occasionally exercised together at the gym playing racquetball or lifting weights, etc. We also had many similar academic interests. We lost track of each other after graduation.

    The description of his life sounds so much just as I knew him – a very decent, caring person. Rest in Peace, my old friend. You left this world way too early.

  3. Wanda Zacher says:

    Give Deb a giant hug for me will miss seeing you both at redhawks game rest in pease

  4. Cindy (Nibbe) Sprouls says:

    So sorry to hear of Stan’s passing. I always thought well of him and remember him well from high school. Heaven has gained a wonderful soul. My condolences to the family.

  5. Michael Pick says:

    I know Stan from Federal Beef. I’ll never forget Stan and those years at the beef packing plant.

  6. Karen L. Severson says:

    Debbie, Barb and Angie:

    My heart aches for the three of you as you deal with another loss this year. I loved both of your parents and I am praying for strength and peace for all of you. Love to all.

    Karen L. Severson

  7. Rob Gunderson says:

    I worked with Stan at Federal Beef and bowled with him for a couple of years.

  8. John Mithun says:

    Our sympathies go out to the family of Stan. We had many experiences together during high school and the later years at MSU. Some can be mentioned but many cannot. Stan lived life to the fullest and was always there when something needed to get done. He was a great classmate and friend.

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