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Martha Severson

Martha Severson

Aug. 29, 1921 - April 6, 2007

GRANITE FALLS -- Martha Severson, 85, of Granite Falls died Friday at Chippea County-Montevideo Hospital.

The service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the United Church of Christ in Granite Falls. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church.

Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Granite Falls is handling arrangements.

She was born Aug. 29, 1921, in rural Granite Falls to Peter and Inger (Ostenson) Nordang. She attended and graduated eighth grade from District 100 country school.

She married Hugh Abernathy on Sept. 23, 1943. He died on Aug. 21, 1976. She married Marvin Severson and assisted him in their farming operation near Granite Falls. He died on Nov. 26, 1999. She eventually moved into Granite Falls. She was a resident of Riverside Apartments at the time of her death.

She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Granite Falls.

She is survived by her sons: Richard (and Linda) Abernathy of Webster, S.D., Howard (and Karen) Louwagie of Bovey, Roger Abernathy (and fiancé Sarah LaBatte) of Granite Falls, and Bruce Abernathy (and special friend Debbie Ellingboe) of Granite Falls; two brothers: Marvin (and Bev) Nordang, and Clarence (and Orpha) Nordang; and one sister: Mae (and George) Barber, all of Granite Falls; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.