Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Norman J. Severt, 83, Edgewater, Fla., died Aug. 18, 2011, following an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 20, 1927, in Carthagena to Henry and Marie Saalman Severt, who are deceased. A stepmother, Frances Hemmelgarn Severt, also is deceased. He was raised by his uncle and aunt, Joseph and Cecilia Hausfeld Severt, who are deceased.
He married Mary Ann Kremer, who survives in Florida.
Also surviving are his children, Janet Severt, Orange City, Fla., David Severt Sr., Rahway, N.J., and Joyce (Don) Parson, Port Royal, Pa.; siblings, Evelyn Braun, Coldwater, Charles Severt, Columbus, Jane (Jerry) Bertke, St. Marys, and Irene (Larry) Odoski, Black Mountain., N.C.; and seven grandchildren.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Smyrna, Fla. He served with the U.S. Navy and later worked for Western Electric as a purchase products inspector until retirement. He was a past member of the Telephone Pioneers, the Elks and Habitat for Humanity. He volunteered for New Horizons Service Dogs.
A Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anthony Cemetery, St. Anthony.
Calling is 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday.
Memorials may be made to New Horizons Service Dog Organization, Orange City, Fla.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.