Gordon F. Severson

Feb. 15, 1926 - Sept. 21, 2011

Gordon F. Severson of Waukesha died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 85.

He was born on Feb. 15, 1926, in Milwaukee, the son of Gordon Berg and Esther (nee Hinze) Severson. He was a graduate of South Division High School and Milwaukee School of Engineering. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army with the Tenth Mountain Division in Italy during World War II. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart.

On May 22, 1948, he married the former Arlene Meister in Milwaukee. He had worked for Sears in sales and the service department. He then worked for Singer Controls and later the Department of Defense before retiring in 1988. He was a proud lifelong member and past commander of the American Legion, member of the Civil Air Patrol and Milwaukee Concertina Club.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Arlene of Waukesha, along with their children, Dale (Barbara) Severson of Waukesha, Wayne Severson of West Allis and Eric (Michele) Severson of the Town of Waukesha. He is further survived by four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Florence.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 30, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Steve Keilly will be presiding. A private family burial will take place at Highland Memorial Park.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.