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Janet Severson, 67

Janet Sherille Severson, 67, of Breckenridge, died Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester.

Janet was born November 5, 1946 in Littlefork and grew up in Big Falls.

Janet was a postmaster in both Big Falls and Lowry.

Janet was known for her selflessness, thoughtfulness, and caring for others. She spent much of her time either helping others or talking to them on the phone. Janet would give what she had, or borrow to give what others needed.

Janets love of life was tied to her friends and family. She is now with her lifetime love.

She loved to be in the woods, often picking blueberries. She also enjoyed computer games, reading, country music and animals.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Severson; and her father, George Pellinen.

Janet is survived by her mother, Shirley Pellinen; daughters, Rebecca Fahje and Julie Hull Roskos; three grandchildren, Kansas, Jessie and Nicholas; one great-grandchild, Deveahya; brothers, George and Jerry Pellinen; and sister, Myrna Adams.

Memorial services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 2 at the River of God Church in Big Falls.

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Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc. in International Falls is in charge of arrangements.