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Evelyn Rose VanSeveren

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Evelyn Rose Van Severen

Green Bay - Evelyn Rose Van Severen, 91, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018. She was born in Barnes Corners, New York on August 1, 1926, one of ten children of Sterling and Elsie (Freeman) Brownell.

After graduating from Copenhagen High School in New York, at age 16, Evelyn worked for the Rochester Telephone Company until marrying Frank Van Severen on August 18, 1946, nine days after Frank was discharged from the U.S. Navy after World War II.

Frank and Evelyn moved from New York to Green Bay in 1960 and were happily married for 63 years before Frank's passing in 2010. From a young age, she was blessed with an artistic ability creating many paintings, ceramics, quilts, afghans, and other crafts that will be treasured forever.

Evelyn is survived by her sons, Joe (Barbara) Van Severen and family, Tim (Joan) Van Severen and family; her daughter, Beth (Jim) Clement and family; one sister, June Loftus; two brothers, Neil (Jerrie) Brownell, Jim (Connie) Brownell; and sisters-in-law, Donna Brownell and Jacqueline De LaFleur.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; parents, Sterling and Elsie (Freeman) Brownell; brothers, Vernon, Allen, Merrill, Wilbur and Wilfred; and sister, Beatrice.

Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home 1521, Shawano Ave., from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, followed by the Funeral Service at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dave Wilkinson officiating. To send online condolences, please go to

The family wishes to thank the wonderful caregivers of Unity Hospice and all the staff at Wyndemere Assisted Living who took such great care of Evelyn for the past three years.
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on July 11, 2018
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