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The Rev. Palmer Sevig Sept. 10, 1926 - July 10, 2009

WILLMAR -- The Rev. Palmer Edward Sevig, 82, died Friday at Westview Village in Willmar.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Evangelical Free Church of Willmar. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

He was born Sept. 10, 1926, in North Dakota to Peder and Anna (Halverson) Sevig. He grew up in Minot, N.D., and was a World War II veteran. He graduated from Augsburg College and seminary in Minneapolis.

He married Shirley Lee on June 21, 1954, in Minneapolis. He was ordained in 1953, and served parishes in New London, Fergus Falls, Harrison and Hawick in Minnesota; Anamosa, Strawberry Point, and Rockford in Iowa and in Wallace, S.D. He retired in 1991. He was a member of community organizations where he lived including the Lions and Kiwanis clubs. After he retired, he continued to preach in churches and became involved in church and community groups in Willmar.

He is survived by his sons: Lee (and Priscilla) of Brighton, Mass., Todd (and Sharon) of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two grandchildren; siblings: Arthur (and Alpha) Sevig and Martha Rovenko, all of Minot, N.D.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers and two sisters.