MADISON/Thomas “Tom” Eugene Seversin, age 79, peacefully ended his battle with ALS , surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, November 6, 2014.
Tom was born on September 23, 1935 at St. Mary’s in Madison to Thomas and Hazel (Ward). He was a life-long resident of Madison, attended St. Bernard’s grade school on Atwood Ave, which is where he met his soul mate, Connie. They were married at St. Bernard’s on October 18, 1958.
Tom attended Madison Area Technical College, beginning his auto trade career. Tom was part of the Air National Guard before serving in US Army from 1959 to 1961, stationed in Munich, Germany. He worked at Hults/Thorstad Chevrolet until he opened and operated his own service station on Northport Dr., then East Washington Ave. from 1973 to 1998. Tom was a member of the Corvair Society of America. He attended Corvair conventions with his family for over 40 years, competing with his 1964 Spyder convertible and he won the coveted Edward N. Cole Award an unprecedented four times.
After retiring, Tom and Connie traveled in their GMC motor home and enjoyed being winter Texans in “The Valley.” Tom and Connie enjoyed square dancing as members of the Westport Squares and traveling with the Madison Freiburg Sister City Committee. They were charter members of St. Peter Catholic Church.
Tom is survived by his childhood sweetheart, wife of 56 years, Connie (Jacobson); two sons, Mike (Lisa), and Scott (Stacy); three daughters, Julie (Darren) Merritt, MaryBeth (Brently) Cooper , and Lynn (Jeff) Riley; two AFS children, Nicky (Belgium) and Homero (Bolivia); 13 grandchildren, Rose, Stefanie (Nick) Westfall, Jacob, Ryan, Mae, Logan, Cole, Jackson, Cortney, Charlie, Camille, Hazel and Aiden; and 3 great-grandchildren, Oliver, Nora and Gavin. He is further survived by his sister, Sister Stephanie OP, Racine; his brother, Bill (Katrina) Holle; brothers-in-law, David (Mary Ann), Gary (Kathy) and Dan Jacobson; son-in-law, Larry Claypool; a very close niece, Melissa (Ian) Grau; additional nieces and nephews, Michael, Michelle, Gary, Jimmy, Jennifer and Eric; and many dear friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and In-laws, Alice (Drunasky) and Obert Jacobson. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. PETER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5001 N. Sherman Ave, at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 10, 2014, with Msgr. Charles Schluter presiding. A visitation will be held at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N Sherman Ave, Madison, from 4:00PM until 7:00PM on Sunday, November 9, 2014 and again at the church from 10:00 AM until time of Mass on Monday. Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter or National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA.
A special thanks to the Veterans Administration, Megan, Cheryl , Dr. Kinsley, and the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate care.
“KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON”
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