Donald R. Sever

Donald R Sever, 92 years old passed away Thursday April 23, 2020 at his home in Kenosha surrounded by his family.

                Don was born in Chetek, WI. The son of Frank and Rosina Sever. Don attended local schools and served in the US Navy from 1944-1946. Don was a WW2 vet in the Pacific Theater. He received many ribbons and 2 stars for his service.

                Don married Gwen Witters on April 15, 1974 in Phoenix, AZ. She preceded him in death in 2017. He retired from Barry Trucking, where he worked for 35 years. Don loved fishing and hunting with family and close friends. He also loved his Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers!

               Survivors include his children: Linda Gawronski/Kelly Winterbottom of Jackson WI, Carol (Jim) Mosley, Laurie Kroening of Kenosha, WI, Donna (Scott) Woldanski of Phoenix, AZ, Debra (Steve) McKee of Surprise, AZ, Delorah (Steve) Grant of Sun City, AZ and his favorite sister-in-law Anita Antes. Don has 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 9 great-great grandchildren.

                Don was also preceded in death by his parents, his devoted wife Gwen, his children Diane Dawydiuk, Jimmy Witters, and his sister Ethel.

                The family would like to extend a thank you for the amazing service provided by Aurora at Home, especially nurse Candice. A memorial service to honor Don will be announced at a later date.


  1. Love, and miss you dad. Your little Debbie Do… 💞💕💞

    • Laurie Kroening May 1, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      Dad my heart is absolutely heartbroken. Thank you for being the best dad I could have ever asked for. I will miss you forever. Love Laur

  2. It’s been a week and it feels like yesterday that you entered the gates of heaven 😢 Grandpa you will forever be loved and miss. I love you ⚓🇺🇸

  3. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. He always had a smile on his face and a warm hug and kiss whenever we saw him. It was a great honor to know him and to know that he loved me. Rest in the arms of God “dad”. Forever loved and will forever be missed.

  4. Annette Erickson May 1, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Don wanted to go to heaven and Jesus opened the gate.

    You will forever be in my memory.

  5. One of my favorite men in the world. Gosh grandpa, I miss you. You will always have such a special place in my heart. Until we meet again ❤

  6. Dad, I will forever miss you. Heaven gained an angel

  7. Grandpa

    We miss you greatly already. I’m sorry that we didn’t get to visit this summer! We love you and will see you heaven ❤️

  8. Melissa Shelton (Antes) May 1, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    All of these years, Uncle Don always made time for me…..always.

    May God comfort all of you and may He give you peace knowing He has Uncle Don firmly in His grip forever.

    I’m thankful to have had him in my life and I feel blessed that he was my uncle.

  9. Don, so many memories going back so many years. I love and cherish the time spent fishing in the north woods with you and Dad. So much fun and a lifetime of memories! Have fun fishing the lakes in Heaven with Dad. I’m glad you and Gwen are together again. Love you 😍 Christine


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