Ruth E. Severinson, 86, passed away on Sept. 21, 2021, at Hatton Prairie Village in Hatton, N.D.
Ruth was born on Jan. 12, 1935, to Charles and Clara (Nelson) Fullerton in Mayville, N.D. On Oct. 17, 1952, Ruth married Robert J. Severinson at Zion Lutheran Church in Reynolds, N.D. The couple made Reynolds their home for over 50 years, and Ruth worked as the clerk at the Post Office there until her retirement. Ruth and Robert were married for 61 years before Robert’s passing on May 8, 2014. Ruth moved to Hatton Prairie Village on Sept. 8, 2021.
Ruth was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and devoted friend. She was an avid reader and spent many happy hours within the pages of her favorite books. She had a wonderful sense of humor and liked nothing more than to share a laugh with others. Ruth was a true animal lover, and especially enjoyed telling everyone about her beloved cat, Honeybun.
Ruth is survived by her son, Robert D. Severinson of Mayville; her daughter, Rachel (Joe) Fischer of Reynolds; grandchildren, Danielle Skavlem (Tyler) of Buxton, N.D., Lindsay (Tara) Skavlem of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Devin Skavlem (Chad) of Climax, Minn.; siblings, Gary (Carol) Heskin, Bev (Jim) Patrick, Sharon (Kat) Beaulieu and Jim (Kathy) Heskin, as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Preceding Ruth in death were her parents; stepfather, Harold Heskin; husband, Robert; sisters, Mary Mundle, Darlene Orlowski and Joanie Heskin; and brothers, Dale and Steven Heskin.
In remembrance of Ruth, a memorial service was held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021 at Reynolds Lutheran Church in Reynolds. A public visitation time began at 1 p.m. With concerns regarding COVID-19, masks were required and the family asked for understanding with the limited space at the church.
Amundson Funeral Home in Grand Forks was in care of the arrangements.