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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Michael "Mike" J Severson
August 9, 1955 - June 11, 2018

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: Sidney, Montana
Age: 62

Michael J. “Mike” was born on August 9, 1955, in Sidney, MT the son of Guy D. and Shirley Ann (Chadderdon) Severson. He grew up and attended schools in Sidney graduating from Sidney Senior High School in 1974. After graduation, Mike started working for his dad, Guy, at the Ranger Lounge, whether it was making popcorn, or hauling beer, even counting money. While counting money, they started to learn the trade of collecting coins together, which Mike carried on until his death. He also became a collector of numerous items. Mike was united in marriage to Vickie Smith in 1978, in Sidney, MT. They had three children, Melissa, Mike, and Randy. In 1991, Mike bought the Ranger Lounge from his father, Guy. He eventually took the Ranger from a small bar into a restaurant and casino, and through many other phases keeping up with the changing times and trends. As Mike ran the bar he made many friends and has shared numerous stories and laughs with all of us. Over the years, Mike owned a few different businesses, even a roller skating rink that eventually burned down.
Mike was a member of the Peoples Congregational Church in Sidney, the Bar and Restaurant Association of Sidney, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, NRA, Montana Tavern Association, and Walleyes Unlimited. Mike was always willing to help and support many of the community organizations whether he was a member or not. They include, AAU wrestling, Richland Baseball, Richland Youth Hockey, SHS athletic program, the Boys and Girls Club, and many more. In the early years, he spent a lot of time hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening with his friends.
We lost Mike, outstanding member of our family and community, on Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home in Sidney.
He is survived by: his children, Melissa “Missy” Severson, Thornton, CO, Mike (Leah) Severson, Centennial, CO, and Randy Severson, Billings, MT; his grandchildren, Owen and Desmond Severson, Kyle Severson (girlfriend-Karina Orozco-Angel); and his great granddaughter, Sophia Severson.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Guy and Shirley; and his grandparents.

Memorial Contribution
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Richland County Adult Softball Program, c/o Art Herman, 413 2nd Ave. SE Apt. B, Sidney, MT 59270, or People's Congregational Church.

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Roger and Jody Petersen
Jun 11, 2018
So very sorry to see this. We loved Mikey and will truly miss him. You are all in our thoughts and Prayers. Peace and Love go with him.
Renee Williams
Jun 11, 2018
Rest easy Mike. So very sorry for your loss kids. I lived More kebabs did most of the county.
Maria Hodge (Crane, MONTANA)
Jun 11, 2018
RIP Mike .I have 21 years of memories working with you Lots of Laughs a few tears .You were always a Good Boss and Friend to me .Im Glad your not in any pain anymore .
Tami & Russ Stotts (Sidney, Mt)
Jun 12, 2018
Melissa, Randy, & Mike, I'm so sorry to hear this. Your Dad was one of a kind. I had a very good visit with him a couple weeks ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Alvin Wiederrich (Fairview Heights, Illinois)
Jun 12, 2018
I’ll never forget the Burger Palace days and all the parties after closing time. We grew up fast and even though life led us down separate paths, we shared more than just the same birthday for so many fun-filled years. We never lost touch until now. Returning to Sidney won’t be the same for me anymore without being able to look you up at the Ranger and catch up on stories. Rest easy my lifelong friend.
Jackie Miller Reddig (Glasgow, Montana)
Jun 12, 2018
Mike was special to me. I actually babysat him, mainly to help him do homework. Shirley and Guy were good friends of my parents. When he married Vicky they lived next to my folks. I was able to watch Melissa, Randy and Mike Jr. Grow up. The last few years I have not returned as much to Sidney. Still remember my dad and Guy getting into all sorts of fixes.
Terri Rindahl
Jun 12, 2018
Prayers to the family! Mike was such a giving person to our family, he will be missed.
The Rindahl family
Amanda Herbst (Sidney, Montana)
Jun 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss i can not believe u guys lost a very good person.
Faye Hayes (Sidney, Mt)
Jun 12, 2018
RIP mike..you were 1 of my best friends.always says hi too me.
We will miss a great man from or little town of Sidney...my thoughts and prayers to the family...
Sissy Lee (Sidney, Mt.)
Jun 12, 2018
Mike you are gonna be so missed by a lot of people YOU were such a good person and friend, I will always cherish our friendship, R,I,P,
Kehanna Lessor (Sidney, Montana)
Jun 13, 2018
I have so many cherished memories working at the Ranger. After leaving he remained a good friend. I was blessed for knowing such a genuine amazing person. The stories he told always sent me rolling with laughter. He will be forever missed by Jeremy, our children, and myself. Sorry for your loss.
Tami Maltese (Sidney, MT)
Jun 13, 2018
Sidney will miss Mike. Mike gave many benefits for people and charitable organizations. Mike gave a lot to the community and was a good businessman. He recognized and knew almost everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with Mike and his family.
Shannon Cone (Bismarck, ND)
Jun 13, 2018
Mike you are going to be so missed. You had such a big heart and helped throughout the community in so many ways. You were a good friend to so many. Prayers for you family as they surround themselves with good memories and lots of friends. God bless. RIP
Diana Findlay (Owasso, Ok)
Jun 13, 2018
Missy,Randy and Mike,was so sorry to hear your Dad passed. Knew him as kids and your grandparents and my folks were good friends. All wonderful generous folks. Such a loss to the town of Sidney. He will not be forgotten. My deepest condolences.Treasure your memories.
Barbara Olson (Billings, Montana)
Jun 13, 2018
Missy, randy and mike. So sorry for your loss. Mike will be missed by all that knew him. Sidney has lost a great supporter. The ranger won't be the same.
Stacy Findlay Gustafson (Owasso, OK)
Jun 13, 2018
Missy, Randy Guy, and Mikey, I could not be more sorry to hear about your Dad. He was such a really good, generous man. His legacy lives on through his family, many friends, and the business he dedicated so many years to. Love and prayers for healing to you all.
Lisa frounfeler Baardson (Nd)
Jun 13, 2018
My heart is broken loved loved mike such a gentle,caring ,loving man he was ,will truly be missed y all rip mike love ya xoxoxo
Randy & Stacy Brunsvold
Jun 14, 2018
Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you immediate family and extended Ranger family. Mike was quite the guy & will be missed by many.
Jr. & Sherry Rogness (New Hampshire)
Jun 15, 2018
So sorry for loss, god bless
Jr & Sherry
Ashley Harris (Sidney, MT)
Jun 16, 2018
Thinking of you
Monty Erickson (Sidney, Montana)
Jun 16, 2018
Thank You MIKE for being friend, we'll miss you
Scott Swanson
Jun 17, 2018
You will be missed.
Warren Johnson (Maple Valley , Washington)
Jun 17, 2018
So very sorry to hear about Mike passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Katie williams (Sidney , Montana )
Jun 18, 2018
Sorry for your loss fly high Mike

Katie cna

Amanda Seigfreid (Sidney, MT)
Jun 18, 2018
Missy, Mike and Randy,
I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was always so friendly and generous with his time and knowledge. He was such a great supporter of Sidney and so many of the things that this community does. He will be greatly missed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Crystal Stai (Sidney, MONTANA)
Jun 18, 2018
I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. I shot a lot of pool with him. Of course, his team always beat my team. My prayers and thoughts are with family and friends during their time of grief.
Kathy (dooley)owens (Kalispell, Mt)
Jun 18, 2018
Rip Mike the journey was the fun part will miss seeing you whenever I visit
Dick and Debbi (Sidney , MT)
Jun 18, 2018
My goodness, there is so much to say. Mike truly was a good friend, an excellent business man and supporter of all kinds of charities. He will certainly be missed by many and we'll remembered in our community. RIP MIKE rest easy
Jodie Leland and Darryn Welnel (Sidney, Montana)
Jun 19, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful human. He gave to so much to the community in whatever resource was needed, and always had a smile and a story. What a loss :(
Bill and Kim Dutton (Williston, North Dakota)
Jun 20, 2018
So Sad to hear of Mike's passing. Bill and I will miss you. Always nice to see you when we went to the Ranger. Rest in Peace Mike.
Cynthia Misner (Berthold , ND)
Jun 21, 2018
Mikey was a wonderful member of the Sidney community. The Ranger lounge was able to with stand economy and community changes because of Mike’s insight. I’m sorry to hear of his death. Prayers to his family. Thank you Mikey for all the smiles and laughs through the years...you will be missed.
DeVries Family & Chad's Furniture
Golden Routes Operations
Gem City Motors
Wade, Jenny & Gavin Brown
Seigfreid Family
Richland County Tavern Association
M & C Beverages, and Doug
Blue Rock & Pepsi Cola
Pastor Tony & Martha Sifuntes