THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Lena E. Severson
Issue Date: August 9, 2017
Lena E. (Schenkoski) Severson, 89, of Glllett, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at home with family by her side.
Born March 13, 1928, to the late Emil and Emilie (Schindel) Schenkoski, she married Floyd Severson on June 22, 1946.
She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, reading, watching old TV shows and movies. A member of St. John's Riverside Lutheran Church, she worked as an aide at Gillett Public Library well into her 80's.
She is survived by three daughters, Connie Severson (friend, Perry Dart), Joyce (Tim) Woodward and Harriet Wolfgram; a granddaughter; a brother, Wally (Dolly) Schenkoski; a sister-in-law, Florence Schenkoski; many nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; an infant son, Robert; five brothers, Eddie, Willy, Rudy, Bennie and Gust; a sister, Tilly Yanke and a son-in-law, Gerry Wolfgram.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at St. John's Riverside Lutheran Church in Gillett from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor James Athey officiating. Burial will be next to her husband in St. John's Riverside Lutheran Cemetery. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring assisted the family with arrangements.