Arnold “Arnie” O. Severson, age 83, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at the Hutchinson Health Hospital.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 11:00 A.M., at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020, from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M., two hours prior to the service, ALL AT CHURCH.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Please see www.ctkhutch.com for livestreaming of Arnold’s Funeral Service.
Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Arnold Olaf Severson was born on December 16, 1936, in Galesville, Wisconsin. He was the son of Olaf and Helga (Thompson) Severson. Arnold was baptized as an infant at French Creek Lutheran Church in Ettrick, Wisconsin. He was confirmed on April 29, 1951 at Norwegian Lutheran Church in Bergen Township, Minnesota. He received his education in Lester Prairie, Minnesota and was a graduate with the Lester Prairie High School class of 1955. Arnold furthered his education at Austin Vocational Technical College for a year and half as a Journeyman.
Arnold entered active military service in the United States Navy on November 17, 1955, in Washington D.C. and served his country during the Cold War. He received an Honorable Discharge on October 12, 1957, in Washington D.C. and achieved the rank of PN3.
On September 30, 1961, Arnold was united in marriage to Myrtice Esther Harms at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with three children, Sondra, Lynda, and Mark. Arnold and Myrtice resided in Glencoe, Willmar, Moorhead, and made their home in Hutchinson in 1966. They shared 59 years of marriage.
Arnold was employed at 3M in Hutchinson as an Air Conditioning Refrigeration Specialist for 31 years, until his retirement on January 1, 1997. During his career with 3M, he started Arnie’s Refrigeration; where he sold and installed over 50 air conditioning units in homes around the greater Hutchinson area. He fixed and maintained many refrigeration appliances which provided additional income to help him build the farm of his dreams. Arnold was an active member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, traveling, photography, landscaping, and doing home improvement projects. Arnold was also very involved in the church choir, 3M Cares, Meals on Wheels, St. Cloud Singing Saints and the Republican Party.
Arnold passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Hutchinson Health, at the age of 83 years. Blessed be his memory.
Arnold is survived by his:
Spouse, Myrtice Severson of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Sondra Wash and her husband, Samuel, of Richardson, TX,
Lynda Belgum and her husband, Stephen, of Irvine, CA,
Mark Severson and his wife, Alisha, of Tucson, AZ;
Grandchildren, Allison Wash, Joseph Wash, Mark Belgum, Zachary Belgum, McKinley Severson, Everest Severson, Hagen Severson;
Siblings, Harold Severson and his wife, Lois, of Lester Prairie, MN,
Ardyce Johnson of Fort Morgan, CO,
Donald Severson of Valparaiso, IN,
Donna Machemehl and her husband, Ralph, of Lester Prairie, MN;
Sister-in-Law, LuAnn Harms of Glencoe, MN;
Brother-in Law, Harlan Harms and his wife, Barbara, of Prior Lake, MN,
Brother-in-Law, Hillard Harms of Neenah, WI;
Many other relatives and friends.
Arnold is preceded in death by his Parents, Olaf and Helga Severson; Brothers-in-law, Roy Johnson and Frederick Harms; Sister-in-law, Sandra Severson; Nephews Craig Johnson and Jay Severson.