Merwin Robert Severtson, Jr. 72, of Coeur d Alene, ID, passed away of natural causes on April 30th, 2023, in Post Falls, ID.
Merwin was born in Great Falls, MT to Merwin and Frances Severtson, on December 28th, 1950. He graduated in 1970 from Fontana High School in Fontana, CA. After graduation, he earned a Heavy Equipment Operators certification from Superior Training Services. For over twenty years, Merwin worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator at various companies.
One of Merwin’s greatest joys was being an active member of the church, attending both The Altar Church in Coeur d’ Alene, ID, and Beth Shalom Messianic Jewish Fellowship, in Post Falls, ID.
Merwin fancied himself a writer and was a member of the Coeur d’Alene Bible Church Writers Guild. He proudly authored three unpublished novels, numerous short stories, countless Facebook posts, and countless love letters to his wife Scooter.
Merwin is survived by his loving wife, Vera “Scooter” Severtson, of Coeur d’ Alene, ID; Son and Daughter-in-law, Jayson and Westy Flores of Surprise, AZ and their three children Briana, Kaylie, and Cameron, and their three grandchildren Addison, Emma, and Ryan; Daughter and Son-in-law Amy and Kerry Krause of Post Falls, ID and their three children Jake, Cody, and Ashlyn, and their four grandchildren Thomas, Garret, Rosemary, and Leon; Son and Daughter-in-law Merwin and Emily Severtson of Pinehurst, NC and their three children Gunnar, Audrey, and Eleanor; Daughter and Son-in-law Nicole and Marc Connors of Spokane, WA and their five children Riley, Olivia, Casey, Anabella and Jade. Merwin is also survived by his siblings Maureen Keeney of Banning, CA; Majorie Wooden of Fontana, CA; Mernella Hall of Riverside, CA; Marlana Pasquale of Golden Valley, AZ; Markland Severtson of Grand Terrace, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Merwin and Frances Severtson of Grand Terrace, CA; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law Marvin and Joan Swearingen of Fontana, CA, and Post Falls, ID; Brother-in-law Steve Hall of Riverside, CA; Brother-in-law Gary Anthony of Bullhead City, AZ; Brother-in-law Brad Swearingen of Fontana, CA; Brother-in-law Roland “Woody” Wooden of Fontana, CA; and his beloved niece, Annette Johnson of Fontana, CA.
Merwin specifically requested the family forgo any funeral services or visitations. The family will hold a private gathering to spread his remains in the location where he and his beloved wife Scooter once saw the northern lights. This special location was also a favorite fishing spot with his best friend, Roger Crigger.
Memorial donations may be made to:
The Altar Church
901 E Best Ave, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Beth Shalom Messianic Jewish Fellowship
PO Box 2517
Post Falls, ID 83877
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the caring and attentive staff of Lifecare Center, Post Falls, ID, and all those who generously contributed to the September 2022 Go Fund Me Campaign coordinated by Roger Crigger.
The family would like to share the following scripture that has brought us comfort. Although Merwin has left us for now, we have peace knowing that we will be reunited in the Kingdom of Heaven.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so, we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.