Everette Septon, 97, of Anoka, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids. Services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 12, at Meadow Creek Church in Andover, with the Rev. Tim Anderson, the Rev. Don Alexander and the Rev. Jim Thomason officiating. Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 13, at Jevnaker Lutheran Cemetery, rural Montevideo.
Music was provided by vocalist, Joy Davis’ selection, “Fairest Lord Jesus.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Casket bearers were Chris Septon, Tony Zollman, Matthew Barnard, Ray Reynolds, Michael Close, and Mark Gregerson.
Everette Sirroy Septon was born in Montevideo, Feb. 20, 1916, to Syvert and Ragna (Nokleby) Septon. He grew up in Mandt Township and attended rural schools. Following the death of his father he took over the operation of the home farm. His farming career was interrupted in 1933 when he served in company 721 of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Findland, Minn. At the completion of his CCC service, he returned to the farm to continue farming and took an interest in auctioneering.
He married Alpha Bjorgan, Oct. 10, 1943, at Jevnaker Lutheran Church. After their marriage they relocated to Appleton, where he did carpentry work with his father-in-law until 1970, when they moved to Anoka. He had been a resident at Camilia Rose Care Center in Coon Rapids. He had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton and most recently had been a member of Meadow Creek Church in Andover.
He is survived by two his daughters, Diane (and Dan) Richey, of Ramsey, and Anna (and Tom) Barnard, of Burnsville; sons, Luther Septon, of Willmar, and Edward (and Pam) Septon, of Big Lake; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister, Helen Denton, of Owatonna; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were by his parents; wife (2007), son, Michael Septon; sisters, Luella Nelson and Eunice Septon; and brother, Thornell (Tony) Septon.
Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home, of Montevideo, is in charge of the arrangements. (Online guest book at www.andersonfuneralmontevideo.com)