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In Memoriam: Lloyd Leslie Severson (Sept. 20, 1931 – April 12, 2023)

Lloyd Leslie Severson

Lloyd Leslie Severson passed away on April 12, 2023. Lloyd was born on Sept. 20, 1931 in Williston, North Dakota to Clarence and Hilda Severson.

After serving in the Army during the Korean War, he returned to Williston and married his sweetheart Charlotte Vizina on New Year’s Eve 1952.

On Nov. 17, 1953, Lloyd was working as a crane operator when a tragic accident occurred while lifting an above-ground fuel tank. Lloyd valiantly tried to move the crane out of the way, and nearly did, but he lost his left arm and leg.

After the accident, Charlotte and Lloyd fell in love with Silverton, Oregon while visiting his aunt. They purchased a home on Hazelgreen Road where they both lived for the rest of their lives, running a small farm.

Lloyd held several jobs in Oregon. He worked at Halton Tractor for over 20 years as the Parts and Service Manager until his retirement. He was also a member of the Silverton Elks, becoming the Exalted Ruler from 1987-88.

Lloyd is survived by two daughters, Charlene Schuh and Diane Pease (Loren); five grandchildren, Jerred Schuh (Melody), Lindsay Schuh, Laura Pease Walters (Chris), Brian Pease (Nicole), and Jordan Pease (Devan); and four great grandchildren, Wyatt and Hudson Walters, and Madilyn and Hailey Pease. Lloyd was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte.

Lloyd’s Memorial Service was held on April 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Silverton. Arrangments made by Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

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