Curtis R. Severson (Curt)
1934-36, 1793, Pine Creek, SP-1 Member
Curtis R. "Curt" Severson, 91, of Gainesville died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006.
A native of Brooking, S.D., Mr. Severson moved to Gainesville in 1972, with Ralston Purina Co. where he retired in 1978, after 31 years as a sales manager. After graduating from high school, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corp and served two years and spent time working on Mount Rushmore. A 1940 graduate of South Dakota State University, he entered the U.S. Army in 1941, and served in the Aleutian Islands until 1944, and was honorably discharged as a captain.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Gainesville and the Bob Russell Sunday School Class, chairman of the First United Methodist Church Endowment Trust Fund, Gainesville Kiwanis Club, Chattahoochee Country Club, served as an adviser to the Key Club, served as chairman of the Christian Education Center, was active with Good News at Noon, American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels and many other civic organizations benefited from his untiring dedication to help benefit his fellow man and community. He also was honored as Rotary's Man of the Year in 2001. He also loved sports and was an avid golfer.
Mr. Severson was preceded in death by his first wife, Maxine Wood Severson; granddaughter, Rebecca Severson; and brothers, Robert Severson and Jim Severson.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gwen Colvard Severson of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, Curtis R. and Lyudmila Severson Jr. of Cordova, Tenn.; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle (Severson) and Mike Patton of Sumner, Ill.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Diane and Tim Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepdaughter, Vicki Gonzales of Atlanta; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Loyl Thomas of Cypres, Calif.; stepgrandsons, Andrea and Alex Guschenya of Cordova, Tenn., Tim and Jeremy Thompson of Dawsosnville and Adam Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla.; stepgranddaughters, Rachel Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nicole Musto of Atlanta; great-stepgrandchildren, Marlaney and David Musto of Atlanta.
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