Clarice Fismen Severin was born January 21, 1931 in Moorhead, MN to George and Marie Fismen. She graduated from Moorhead High School and attended Business College. She married Robert Severin on June 1, 1951. To this union five children were born, Karen, Terry, Robin, Scott, and Kelly. The family lived in Moorhead, MN, Fargo, ND, Sioux Falls, SD, Richfield, MN, and Des Moines, IA. For many years Clarice was a cook at Childserve in Johnston. She enjoyed this job as it surrounded her with special needs children, something near and dear to Clarice’s heart. She was the organist at St. Pius church for 33 years and also gave her talents to the community for over 30 years. She is survived by her daughters, Terry (Des Moines) and Robin (MN); four grandchildren, Nikki (Johnston), Ken (MN), Fiona (CA), Jake (CA), and Jeremy (Iowa City); great-grandson, Drake (Johnston). She was preceded in death by her parents (George and Marie), husband (Robert), daughters (Karen and Kelly), and son (Scott). Funeral services will be Monday April 2, 2018 at 10:30am at St. Pius X Catholic Church at 3663 66th Street in Urbandale, Iowa 50322.
A melody has been silenced…
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