Emelyn Severson Obituary

Emelyn S. Severson
Emelyn S. Severson

May 16, 1935 - April 28, 2019
Born in Marquette, Michigan
Resided in Marinette, Wisconsin

Obituary

Emelyn S. “Emmy” Severson, 83, of Marinette, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Bay Area Medical Center. She was born May 16, 1935 in Marquette, Michigan to Fred G. Sappington and Helen Wittler Sappington. She had resided in Marinette for most of her life.

Emmy was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. On August 24, 1957, she married Sanford C. “Chuck” Severson of Marinette. Emmy had a lifelong love of music, singing with church choirs and for weddings in her earlier years. Over the years she also enjoyed playing bridge and bowling.

She was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marinette and of Chapter Q, PEO Sisterhood.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck Severson; their sons and granddaughters, Charles F. Severson (wife, Kristin) and daughters, Katie and Sarah; and Scott S. Severson (wife, Linda) and daughters, Stephanie and Rachel.

Emmy was preceded in death by her parents, Fred G. and Helen Sappington; her step-mother, Grace Martindale Sappington; and brother, Fred C. Sappington.

Friends may call at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church after 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glenn Kanestrom officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested for either the PEO Chapter Q, c/o Debbie Kroll, 2525 Riverside Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143 where contributions will help with the advancement of women or the Jim Hodge Run, 3003 University Drive, Marinette, WI 54143 where contributions will help fund the pulmonary center at the new Bay Area Medical Center.

A special thank you is extended to the staffs of Rennes Health Center-East, Aurora BAMC and Unity Hospice for the care and kindness offered Emmy and family.
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.

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Visitation
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
917 Church St.
Marinette, Wisconsin USA 54143
Friday, May 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Service
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
917 Church St.
Marinette, Wisconsin USA 54143
Friday, May 3, 2019
11:00 AM