Vivian Severson Wiest, 90, Fargo passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Eventide, Fargo.
Vivian was born May 14, 1929 in Oriska, North Dakota to Elmer and Elizabeth (Tougas) Naset. After High School, she moved to Fargo with her mother and sister. She worked at the Gardner Hotel as an Elevator Operator until her marriage to John Severson in 1950. She was a stay-at-home Mom until John passed away in 1964. She worked at various places until 1980 when she started working at Merit-Care as a housekeeper until her retirement in 1995. In July 1994, she married Harold Wiest. They moved to Oregon and lived there until Harold’s death in March, 2003. She moved back to Fargo after his death and has lived there ever since.
Vivian had many hobbies and loved to do puzzles, reading, driving, bingo at the nursing home, crafts, and using crochet and embroidery.
Vivian is survived by her children; Patricia Severson, Fargo, ND, Elaine (Dennis) Volk, Casselton, ND, step-son, Edward Wiest; 7 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands John Severson and Harold Wiest, grand-daughter, Kimberly Percel, sisters, Jean Mickelson and Arlean Foran, 3 brothers, Robert, Dale and Lyle Naset, half-brother, George Naset and half-sister, Bernita Brown.
Funeral Mass: 2:30 P.M. Friday, January 10, 2020 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 1:30 P.M.
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.