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Vivian Severson Wiest

May 14, 1929 - January 05, 2020

Funeral Mass - Friday

January 10, 2020
- 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

January 10, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Vivian Severson Wiest

May 14, 1929 - January 05, 2020


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.


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3 responses to “Vivian Wiest”

  1. Milly Jeffrey says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. Auntie Vivian will be dearly missed! One of my fondest memories of ND are at her house in Mapleton close to the railroad tracks. I’m glad I was able to visit with you last June. I will miss and love you always Auntie!

  2. Marjorie Golombek says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. I loved visiting Auntie Vivian and trying to play the piano she had. It was nice being able to visit with her for a little while last June. Miss you and love you Auntie.

  3. Rita Kaady says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Patty and Elaine and the rest of Aunt Vivian’s family. She was a sweet and lovely lady. May God’s peace give you comfort at this time.

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