Bruce Philip Severt
Bruce Philip Severt, 74, of Merrill, WI, was taken home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus, on September 23rd, 2023. He was born in Merrill, WI on November 17th, 1948, son of Matt and Virginia (Osness) Severt. Bruce graduated from Merrill High School in 1967, and married his high school sweetheart, Carol Zoellner, on July 19th, 1969. Together, they proudly raised their family on a dairy farm in the Town of Pine River. Once his kids were grown, God led Bruce to successfully work in Real Estate and Banking for many years before he retired to be a grandpa while he continued to serve those in need. He served in many ways, but it was his leadership on the Merrill School Board in the 80’s and 90’s that had a significant impact on the Merrill community. Whatever Bruce did, he did it well, and with a positive attitude. He loved to work hard, and the job list was never ending. He modeled Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men”. He was deeply rooted in his faith and was an inspiring role model for his children and their families. His life will be cherished.
Bruce is survived by his three children, Scott (Paulette) Severt, Merrill; Connie (Dave) Schwandt, Merrill; and Brian Severt, Springbrook WI. He is further survived by 4 grandchildren, Cole (Makenzie) Severt, Sierra (Jesiah) Bell, Kaden Schwandt, Jake Schwandt; and two great-grandchildren, Nora Bell and Eliza Severt. Bruce is further survived by his brother Gary (Sandy) Severt, sister Sheryl (Tom) Knospe, sister-in-law’s Karen Severt and Denise Severt Gruetzmacher. Bruce was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, parents, and brothers James and Steven Severt.
A celebration of his life will be held on September 29th at Highland Community Church in Merrill. Visitation will be from 9am-11am, with service beginning at 11:00am. Mid Wisconsin Cremation Society is assisting family at this time. Online condolences may be expressed at MWCS.WS