Astri Sevland Iverson

Astri Sevland Iverson, 90, Las Vegas, formerly of Minot, passed away April 13, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Astri Sevland was born Feb. 14, 1923, the daughter of Ludvig and Louisa (Tanjerd) Sevland, at Larimore. When she was very young, her parents moved to a farm north of Upham and then to a farm south of Granville.

Astri received a high school diploma from Granville High School. After graduation, she met Chester “Chet” Norris Iverson in Towner. She married him at First Lutheran Church, Long Beach, Calif., on Feb. 26, 1944. Shortly after, she returned to North Dakota because her husband, who was in the Army Air Corps, was deployed overseas during World War II.

During World War II, Astri worked in the U.S. Agriculture office in Towner. After the war ended, she moved with her husband to San Bernardino, Calif., and then to Victorville, Calif.

In 1949, they moved to North Highlands, Calif., where they lived until 1962. In 1962, they moved back to North Dakota. Chester passed away Dec. 10, 1997.

Astri was a member of First Lutheran Church, Minot.

Astri loved gardening, her family, and always had beautiful flower beds in her yards. She was also the business manager for her husband’s business and always traveled with him.

She is survived by: a son, Wayne C. Iverson, who lives in Fargo; and a daughter, Landa Iverson, who lives in Las Vegas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brother, Claus Sevland, Minot.

Astri was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester; and two brothers.

Funeral: Saturday, June 15, at 1 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot, with Pastor Mike Pancoast of First Lutheran Church officiating.

Interment: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot, near her parents and next to her husband.

Memorials: Are preferred to be given to First Lutheran Church, Minot.

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