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Selma Severinson

November 25, 1916 — November 28, 2016

Selma (Sally) Severinson, 100, of Aneta, ND, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016 at Aneta Parkview Health Center in Aneta. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Sundahl Lutheran Church in Aneta. A visitation will be held 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Selma (Sally) Smaaland was born November 25, 1916 in Rugh Township, rural Aneta, ND, the daughter of the late Henry and Marie (Hogie) Smaaland. She attended school and grew to womanhood in the Aneta community.
Selma worked as a telephone operator and as a clerk at various department stores until her marriage to Melvin Severinson on September 29, 1946. They were life-long farmers in Oberon, ND and also foster parents to 23 children over the years. They adopted their son, Ray, in 1966.

They retired in 1970 and moved to Aneta in 1987. Melvin passed away October 1, 1992. Selma continued to live at home until her move to Aneta Parkview in 2007. She was a member of the Sundahl Lutheran Church in Aneta.

She is survived by her son, Ray (Karla) Severinson, Devils Lake, ND; sister-in-law, Birdie Smaaland; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Melvin, sisters: Alice Sandeen, Adeline Hanson, Betty Lippert; brothers: Elvin, Leroy and Maynard Smaaland.

Sally will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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