Westfield/Madison-Mira Lee (Bakken) Severson, 76, met her savior February 23, 2018, at Agrace Hospice. She was born December 27, 1941 in Madison, to Donald and Ruth (Kennedy) Armstrong. After high school, she married William Bakken and had two daughters, René and Kristi. In 1988 she graduated from UW-Madison with a teaching degree. She was an enthusiastic and well-respected elementary teacher with MMSD for 20 years until her retirement in 2007. In 2009 she married Larry Severson and joined him on his farm in Westfield WI. Mira was known for her strong commitment to her family and friends. She was a true animal lover.
She is survived by her husband Larry, her daughters René (Garry) Puzach; Kristi Bakken (Dr. Sylvia Dolinski); her brother Karleton Armstrong; her sister Lorene Armstong (Christopher Hoff). Her grandchildren, great-grandchildren along with her nieces and nephews will miss Mira. The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at Agrace Hospice Care, Inc. for the compassionate care given to Mira.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., in Madison. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Mira asked that you consider a contribution to the Dane County Humane Society.
To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2418 N. Sherman Ave.