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Bonnadell "Bonnie" E. Severson

April 9, 1930 August 7, 2019
Bonnadell "Bonnie" E. Severson
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Obituary for Bonnadell "Bonnie" E. Severson

Bonnadell “Bonnie” Eilene Severson, age 89 of Lindstrom, died Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at Unity Hospital in Minneapolis.

Bonnie was born April 9, 1930, in Fairview, SD. She was the daughter of Oliver and Mabel (Swanson) Greguson. Bonnie graduated from high school in Canton, SD and received her education bachelor’s degree from Augustana College and Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Donald Severson on August 23, 1953. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage before Don passed in 2014. Bonnie and Don volunteered at Hazelden for many years. During retirement, she and Don wintered in Apache Junction, AZ for 17 years. Together they enjoyed ballroom dancing, dance instruction, big band music and travel.

She was a 6th grade teacher in the Chisago Lakes School District for thirty years. She believed homework should be completed in class. Bonnie was a member of Chisago Lake Lutheran Church where she participated in the choir. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, cooking, sewing, swimming, making lefse, teaching Minnesota history and world geography. She was a soloist, cut a record and toured the United States with a Trio. She could speak Norwegian.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Mable; husband, Don; and sister, Merlene.

She is survived by her children, John (Debbie), Mary, and Joel (Theresa); three grandchildren, Emily, Hayley and Anders; sister, Ardis; also nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Memorials are preferred to the Family Program at Hazelden.


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Visitation

Wednesday

14

Aug

4:00 PM 8/14/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
Grandstrand Funeral Home - Lindstrom

11900 Lake Lane North
Lindstrom, MN 55045

Grandstrand Funeral Home - Lindstrom
11900 Lake Lane North Lindstrom 55045 MN
United States

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Thursday

15

Aug

10:00 AM 8/15/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Chisago Lake Lutheran Church

1 Summit Ave
Center City, MN 55012

Chisago Lake Lutheran Church
1 Summit Ave Center City 55012 MN
United States

Memorial Service

Thursday

15

Aug

11:00 AM 8/15/2019 11:00:00 AM
Chisago Lake Lutheran Church

1 Summit Ave
Center City, MN 55012

Chisago Lake Lutheran Church
1 Summit Ave Center City 55012 MN
United States
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