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Roselyn L. Severson

Roselyn Luella Severson, 62, Hawley, Minn., died on Friday, May 13, 2011, in Sanford Health, Fargo.

Roselyn Jensen was born on Oct. 20, 1948 to Denton and Enez (Kimber) Jensen in Wadena, Minn. She moved with her family to Fargo, in 1956 and attended Fargo Central School. Roselyn married Gary Severson on Oct. 2, 1965 in Fargo. She worked as a maintenance supervisor for the Black building in Fargo for eight years. Roselyn then worked for NDSU in the residents life department as a supervisor for 26 years, until retiring in February of 2011.

She loved working with all the students and co-workers at NDSU, enjoyed Rummage sales and auctions, but most of all loved living at Lake 15, near Rollag, Minn.

She is survived by her husband, Gary, Hawley; children, Angela (Keith) Anderson, Ulen, Minn., Teresa (Jose) Lara, Manitowoc, Wis. and Thaddeus Severson, Hawley; grandchildren, Bradley (Samantha) Anderson and Shawn Anderson both of Hawley, Jessica Severson, Matthew Lara, Ciara Lara and Marcus Lara all of Manitowoc, Wis.; two great-grandchildren, Grant and Hunter Anderson both of Hawley; brother, Gene (Darlene) Jensen, Fargo; sisters, Carolyn (David) Flink and Betty Seward both of Fargo, and Isabelle Knutson, Henning, Minn.

Roselyn was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Visitation was held Tuesday, May 17, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 in the West Funeral Home, West Fargo.

The Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 18, at 1 p.m. in West Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Girard Union Cemetery, rural Henning.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)