Phyllis L. Severin

Born: Thursday, September 22, 1927
Passed: Friday, December 29, 2017

1/4/2018 | 1:30 pm -
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

1/4/2018 | 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Fred C. Olson Chapel 


Phyllis L. Severin, 90, of Rockford passed away Friday, December 29, 2017. Born September 22, 1927, in Belvidere; the daughter of Robert and Lelia (Meline) Horan. Graduate of Rockford East High School. She married Armer E. Severin July 17, 1948 in Rockford. Phyllis worked at Hembrough Buick for many years. She was a member of Ladies of the Nile, and was President of the YWCA for 20 years. She was active at Little Peoples Place, and the Erlander Museum. Phyllis and her husband were honored as volunteers of the year.

She is survived by her husband, Armer; children, Kristi (Mike) Myatt of Flint, MI, Karin Severin of Rockford, Kandis (Beth) Severin of Madison, WI, and Karl (Vicki) Severin of Waterford, CT; grandchildren, Stewart Davis, Kara Myatt, Cody, and Kacey Severin; and a large extended family. Predeceased by her sister, Kay Futch.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave with Rev. Dean Parker officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:15 Thursday, prior to the service in the Fred C. Olson Chapel. Family prefers memorials to the Erlander Museum, 404 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104 or Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL 61107.

Condolences & Shared Memories (13)

  1. Leslie Hartnett Jones

    Kari, I am so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Love you my friend..

  2. Heidi (Schultz) Gossett

    As much as we miss those who have passed, the memories live on forever. It seems just like yesterday we were eating Mrs. Fishers chips out of the greasy brown paper bag your Mom let us have and Barney was begging for a treat. I am so sorry for your loss.

  3. Josie Peebles

    So very sorry to hear of Phyll's passing. She was a special lady and friend to many in our community through her dedicated work with the YWCA. She was feisty and had a great sense of humor.I will never forget some of the great moments spent with her over the years.

  4. Bill & Kay Wernberg

    Sorry to hear of Phyllis passing. Good memories of our trip to Sweden & then seeing you often at Starlight Theater!

  5. Charles Meline and Ronald Meline

    All of my love to the family and Phyl will be in my heart forever.

  6. Patti Marston

    The memories of Phyllis as mom of my best friend Kristi are endless. She played a huge part in all the activities we "kids" had fun with. Remember the Cherry tree, the pool, her allergies, her love for Fifi, and of course her frustration over Charlie, my cat leaving paw prints on her clean Buick. She will be missed by many. Love and sympathy to all the kids, grandkids and Armer.

  7. Sharon & Mel Hendricks

    I worked with Phyll is at many Julmark's. She prepared cookies plates for many years so they could be sold the next day. She had a wonderful sense of humor and will be remembered for it. Also her daughter Kari has been my neighbor for many years, We have lost a wonderful person and Armour God give you the strength to carry on,

  8. Claudia Helgemo

    You all are in my thoughts as you grieve Aunt Phil’s passing. May your memories be sweet especially when missing her the most.

  9. Cheryl Phillips

    My deepest sympathies to the Severin family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep those memories close. Peace to you all.

  10. Lois Sandberg

    I’ve enjoyed our many times we made sandwiches at Erlanger activities. My best to Armour and your family. God bless.

  11. Jann Stauffacher

    Dear Kandis and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Because we hold them close in our hearts and minds they do live on through us. She must have been a wonderful woman and a loving Mother. May all love surround you and bring comfort and healing. Peace and love to you and yours, Jann

  12. Sue Antczak (niece)

    Oh how I loved Aunt Phyllis. Her smile & her laugh will remain in my heart always. God Bless the family with her beautiful memories that she left us.

  13. Jack Grindle

    So sorry for you loss. Aunt Phyllis was always a very very nice lady to all..Jack & Penny Grindle.