Jon Severson

Jon Andrew Severson, 49 of Esko, MN went to be with Jesus on Monday, November 1, 2021, in his home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer. He was born on December 3, 1971, to Arlen and Julianne (Berg) Severson in Indianapolis, IN. Jon married Nicole Richardson on April 9, 2004, in Tucson, AZ. He was employed as a foreman with the Cloquet Terminal Railroad. Jon had a passion for railroad history, which took him to many different locations over the years. He wrote two books over the years, DWP Delivered With Pride and From Glory to Ashes Volume I & II. Jon was an avid Minnesota Viking fan and Esko basketball fan. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church in Superior, WI. Jon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Olaf and Myrtle Berg and Raymond and Agnes Severson, and his aunt and uncle, Omar and Audrey Berg. He is survived by his wife, Nicole; his sons, Anthony, Lincoln, and Evan Severson; his parents, Arlen and Julianne Severson; siblings, Katharine (Joel) Finifrock, Sara (Kraig) Skistad, and Erik (Katharine) Severson; his in-laws, John and Rosemarie Richardson; brother-in-law, Marcus (fiancé Nicole) Richardson; aunt and uncle, David and Zan Severson and Ihleen and Gary Williams; aunt and uncle in-laws, Paul and Mary Richardson and Dave and Rebecca Guthrie; cousins, Ethan and Eran (Natalie) Severson and SuZan (Travis) Powell, Rebekah (Matt) Tompkins and Chris (Shanone) Berg; nieces and nephews, Leif, Aili and Ari Severson, Hannah and Titus Skistad, Nicole and Monte Finifrock, Kai Richardson, Havanna and Emilio Horta. A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021, in Nelson Funeral Care and will continue Monday, November 8, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service. Direct memorials to Milwaukee Road Historical Assoc., P.O. Box 307 Antioch, IL 60002-0307.


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