Earl was raised in New Auburn and Chippewa Falls, WI.
He married Betty Wadsworth on December 29, 1951.
He farmed before enlisting in the US Army. Earl served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam retiring from the Army after 27 years in 1973. He was a manager for Beneficial Finance in Concordia.
Earl and Betty spent 9 years in Colorado before moving to Oak Hill in 2000.
He was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, V.F.W. American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Judith Lynn, a brother, 3 sisters, 3 half-brothers, 5 half-sisters.
Wife: Betty Severson of Oak Hill, KS
Daughter: Jean and husband Lonny Moore of Oak Hill, KS
Son: Mark and wife Betty Severson of Wakefield, KS
Daughter: Kathy and husband Angel Cruz of Brooklyn, NY
Daughter: Theresa and husband Bill Arts of Newnan, GA
Daughter: Dr. Mary Severson of Pueblo, CO
Son: Eric and wife Mary Severson of Salina, KS
Sister: Juanita Tealey of Chippewa Falls, WI
Sister: Barbara Ertolacci of Pulaski, WI
6 Grandchildren, 2 Step-Grandchildren, 14 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren
Funeral Services: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM at the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Clay Center, KS
Minister: The Rev. Randall Weber
Burial: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 1:00PM at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Fort Riley, Manhattan, Kansas
Visitation: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 3-7 PM at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited at 7 PM
Memorials: SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church or Good Shepherd Hospice House c/o the funeral home