|Paul J. Sever|
|Monday, May 13, 2013 12:18 PM|
May 2, 1924
May 6, 2013
Paul J. Sever, 89, of Delphos passed away at 3:41 p.m. on Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 2, 1924, to in Allen County to Joseph and Victoria (Hummer) Sever, who preceded him in death.
On Oct. 5, 1946, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Rose Suever, who survives in Delphos.
Survivors also include a son, Dan “Fuzzy” (Sue) Sever; and three daughters, Pamela Sever, Rebecca (Joe) Saum and Denise (Butch) Conley, all of Delphos; 11 grandchildren, Gavin (Heather) Sever, Jeff (Melissa) Sever, Aaron (Rachel) Sever, Lindsey Sever, Nicole (Greg) McCann, Brent (April Estrada) Zerkel, Colin (Josette) Wannemacher, Dusty (Jessica Barnes) Wannemacher, Shawn Conley, Ryan (Nicole) Conley and Damian (Jessica) Conley; 11 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Alberta Sever, Ella Rose Ulm and Helen Sever; and one brother, Melvin Sever.
Mr. Sever was in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 during World War II, serving as a Carpenter’s Mate 2nd Class. After leaving the service, he drilled water wells with his father for eight years. In 1954, he started Sever Well Drilling, from where he retired in 1989. After retirement, he worked with his son drilling wells until 2000.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and life member of the Delphos Eagles Aerie #471, Delphos VFW Post 3035 and the Delphos American Legion Post 268. He was also a member of the Landeck CK of O. He liked to fish, hunt, garden and mushroom hunt. He enjoyed spending time at his cottage at Indian Lake and his home in Florida. In his younger years, he played semi-pro baseball in Fort Wayne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, with Military Grave Rites given by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, with a Parish Wake held at 7:30.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Veterans Council or the Delphos Veterans Memorial Park.