Gerald Harlan Severson, age 83, of Montgomery, IL, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 26, 2018. He was born on September 20, 1934, in Newark, IL, the son of Joseph and Helen (Ilett) Severson.
 
Gerald was united in marriage on March 18, 1961 to the former Sandra L. Hoadley and they spent the next 57 happy years together. He was a loving son, husband, and father who will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
 
Mr. Severson served his country proudly as a former member of the United States Army. Gerald was employed for many years by Caterpillar, Inc. in Montgomery, IL until his retirement. He enjoyed boating, camping, and fishing with his family and friends. Gerald was known as a very humble and kind man.
 
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Severson of Montgomery, IL; his daughter, Kimberly Severson of Batavia, IL; his son, Scott (Kim) Severson of Sycamore, IL; and his grandson, Ryan Severson.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Helen Severson.
 
Funeral services are private.
 
 
Arrangement by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 630-553-7611.