Severna A. DaVelaar, 98, formerly of Waterloo and Evansdale, died Saturday, Oct. 24, at Sunrise Hill Care & Rehab Center, Traer.
She was born May 20, 1917, in Ridgeway, daughter of Severn and Anna Langan Olson. She married Lester Pillard in 1936 and they later divorced. She married John W. DaVelaar on Aug. 11, 1945, in Galena, Ill.; he died March 27, 2003.
A 1934 graduate of McGregor High School, Severna and her husband owned and operated both Jax Tavern and Evansdale Furniture Store for 20 years, retiring in 1970.