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Obituary: Jon Andrew Severson

Jon Andrew Severson, 49, of Esko went to be with Jesus on Nov. 1, 2021, in his home with his family by his side after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Dec. 3, 1971, to Arlen and Julianne (Berg) Severson in Indianapolis. Jon married Nicole Richardson on April 9, 2004, in Tucson, Arizona.

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,, "Delivered With Pride: A Pictorial History of the Duluth Winnipeg & Pacific Railroad" and "From Glory to Ashes," Volumes I and II. Jon was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan and Esko basketball fan. He was a member of Bayside Baptist Church in Superior.

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 uncles-in-law, 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; and 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 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, and will continue at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Monday, Nov. 8, all at Nelson Funeral Care. Direct memorials to Milwaukee Road Historical Association, P.O. Box 307 Antioch IL 60002-0307.

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