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Robert Severson, 82, of Hallock, Minn. passed away at Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, Minn.  Friday, July 18th, 2014.
Robert was born in Duluth, Minn.  January 9, 1932 to Hamilton (Kermit) and Elin (Nyquist) Severson.  
He grew up in Lake Park, Minn. where his grandfather and father owned a men’s clothing store.  He graduated from Lake Park High School in 1950. Robert received degrees in economics and history from the University of Minnesota.  After graduating from college he served for three years in the United States Army, serving most of his time at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.  
Robert married Nancy Elizabeth Browning in Rockford, Ill. on June 22, 1957.
He attended law school at the University of North Dakota School of Law, graduating in 1959.  While attending law school, he met fellow law student, Dennis Sobolik, who he practiced law with for over 50 years.  
After graduating from law school he practiced law in Bemidji and Detroit Lakes, before joining the Brink Law Firm in 1965.  
Robert and Nancy have three children, Sondra, Mark (Kim) and Craig (Laurie).  They have seven grandchildren, Michael, Jonathan and Lauren (Mark and Kim); Blake and Anna (Sondra Severson and Glenn Burgstahler); Isaac and Samuel (Craig and Laurie).
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and stepmother, Sally Severson.
Robert had many interests but his favorites included golf, skiing, fishing and hunting.  
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Grace Lutheran Church, Hallock.  Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hallock.
Visitation was held at the church for one hour prior to the funeral service.  Rev. Frank Johnson, presiding; Renee Wahl, organist; Laurel Johnson and Patti Swanson, soloists.  
Casket bearers were Michael Severson, Jonathan Severson, Isaac Severson, Samuel Severson and Blake Burgstahler. The family prefers memorials to the Hallock Public Library.  The Austin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  

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