Kenneth E. Severit, Franklin

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Kenneth E. Severit, 78, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Franklin. He was a resident of Franklin and a former resident of Fort Wayne.

Ken was born March 11, 1934, in Belleville, Ill. He owned and operated an insurance agency for more than 30 years, retiring in 1996.

He enjoyed playing golf, bowling and boating.

He was a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Paula (Watkins) Severit of Franklin; six children, James (Samantha) Severit, Marlyn Severit and Robin (Ron) Peconge, all of Fort Wayne, Brian (Pam) Hodson and Max C. (Chrissy) Hudson, both of Franklin, and Kelli (Lee) Terrell of Australia; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Helen (Oplt) Severit; and a daughter, Tracy Crider.

A private family gathering will be conducted at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131.

Jessen Funeral Home, Franklin Chapel, is handling arrangements.

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