Jan. 3, 1951 - June 18, 2019
Susan Cecilia Severson (nee Bodenhagen), age 68, of Hawkins, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at her home.
She was born Jan. 3, 1951, to Edwin and Sotiria (nee Romas) Bodenhagen in Burlington. Susan 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 Denis operated a dairy farm for almost 40 years. For the past 10 years she and her son David raised beef cattle.
Survivors include her three children: Jessica and Jason Kirwin of Donnelly, Minnesota, David Severson of Hawkins, and Jennifer and 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.
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 four-wheeler.
Funeral services for Susan were held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 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.