Marguerite "Maggie" Sevde

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Marguerite "Maggie" Sevde


Marguerite "Maggie" Virginia (Theobald) Sevde, age 88, of Ames died May 7, 2014 at Green Hills Retirement Community. A gathering of friends and family will be 5 -7 pm. Wednesday, May 14, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way in Ames. A celebration of life memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday May 15th at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care.

Marguerite Sevde was born on January 8, 1926 to Edward E. Theobald and Margaretta (Williams) Theobald in Barneveld, Wisconsin. She attended Hollandale High School and graduated at the age of 16. She graduated University of Wisconsin- Platteville at the age of 18 with a teaching degree. She taught High School Math and during the summers worked in Madison at the radio/television station.

Marguerite came to Iowa State University to take post graduate classes and during her time there, she met those who would eventually start WOI TV. Those connections eventually led to her becoming the first Public Relations Director at WOI TV. Marguerite met Dick Sevde, who had just started Sevde Transfer and Storage a household moving business and thought the new medium would be great for advertising. On April 10, 1957, they married at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Once married, Maggie joined Dick running the moving business for 55 years.

Dick and Maggie had many adventures personally and professionally which were shared with family and dear friends within the community, nationally and world-wide.

She is survived by one son, Richard "Randy" Sevde of Roland and his children, Kristi, Joshua, Isabel, and Gabriel and one daughter Karin Sevde of Ames. Maggie is preceded in death by her husband, Richard H. Sevde, a brother, George Theobald and granddaughter Elsa Sevde.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be directed to

Funeral Home
Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care
414 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 292-2273
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Published in Des Moines Register on May 13, 2014
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