Susan Cecilia Severson (nee Bodenhagen), 68, of Hawkins, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at her home.
Susan was born on Jan. 3, 1951, to Edwin and Sotiria (nee Romas) Bodenhagen in Burlington. She was baptized on Aug. 4, 1957, at Grace Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. In 1959, she moved to Ogema. She graduated from Prentice High School in 1969. Susan and Dennis Severson were married on May 15, 1971. She then moved to Hawkins where she was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and a Sunday School teacher. She and Dennis operated a dairy farm for almost 40 years. For the past 10 years she and her son, David, raised beef cattle.
Susan enjoyed gardening, working on the farm, driving her skid steer around, taking care of her dog and chickens and touring the farm on her 4-wheeler.
Survivors include her three children: Jessica (Jason) Kirwin of Donnelly, Minn., David Severson of Hawkins and Jennifer (Scott) Kempen of Mercer; five grandchildren, Guy Kempen, Walker Kempen, Morgan Kirwin, Brenna Kirwin and Collin Kirwin; and her brother, Robert Bodenhagen of Ogema.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dennis.
Funeral services for Susan were held on Saturday, June 22, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hawkins with Rev. Glenn Sokolowski officiating.
Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Hawkins.
Nash-Jackan Funeral Home assisted with the arrangements.