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Steven "Steve" J. Severing

February 19, 1951 — January 30, 2023

Steven “Steve” J. Severing, 71, Machesney Park, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023, at SwedishAmerican Hospital. He was born February 19, 1951, in Rockford, the son of Charles and Mary Ellen (Johnson) Severing. Steve was raised attending Beth Eden United Methodist Church with his family. He attended Milton College, where he became an avid hockey player, and later went on to coach for the Rockford Hockey Club. Steve worked for Schmeling Construction Company until his retirement. He then became a professional bass fisherman. He oversaw tournaments from La Crosse, WI all the way to Bull Shoals, AR. He was the anchor that held Angler’s Edge safe and solid in rough waters. He maintained many lifelong friendships and business relationships with the folks in Flippin, AR at Vexus Boats.

Steve is survived by his brothers and sisters, Richard (Marie) Severing of Janesville, WI; Ken (Jeannie Snow) Severing of La Habra, CA; Jerry (Jane) Severing of Briggsville, WI; Salli (Jim) Ratts of Englewood, CO; Susie (Chuck) Daggett of Elton, LA; and David (Sue) Severing of Loves Park; several nieces and nephews and his best friend, E.J. Dilonardo. Predeceased by his parents, Charles and Mary Ellen.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Beth Eden United Methodist Church, 3201 Huffman Blvd with Steve’s nephew, Reverend Jarrod Severing officiating. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service. A luncheon will be served at the church immediately following the service. To view the service virtually go to “Pastor Jarrod Severing” on facebook. Memorials may be made to the Steve Severing Memorial Kids Fishing Derby, C/O Angler's Edge, 217 E. Riverside Blvd Loves Park, IL  61111. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.


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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Starts at 1:00 am (Eastern time)

Beth Eden United Methodist Church

3201 Huffman Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61103

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Saturday, February 18, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Beth Eden United Methodist Church

3201 Huffman Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61103

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