LaRue 'JR' Severe

Monday, June 15, 2015

LaRue "Jr" Severe, 67, of Roachdale, passed away at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Monday, June 8, 2015.

LaRue was born in Pana, Ill., to LaRue and Mary Etheridge Severe.

LaRue retired from R.R. Donnelley's after 42 years of service. He was a family man who loved his grandchildren, fishing and classic cars. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran.

On Aug. 24, 1968 he married Cheryl Godbey in Roachdale, and she survives.

Other survivors include three daughters, Candy Pruden of Terre Haute, Melissa and husband Steve Doyle of Lake Holiday, and Tammy and husband Tim Surber of Roachdale; six grandchildren and one great grandson. His siblings include Alice Seitz of Waynetown, Patty Harlam of Corpus Christi, Tex., Mary J. Reed of North Windsor, Ill., Shirley Severe of Illinois, Duane (Linda) Severe Larry (Linda) Severe of Cowden, Ill., and Jim (Sue) Miller of Ladoga.

Larue was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bill.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, June 19 at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale, with Pastor Glen McFarland officiating.

Burial will follow at Roachdale Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and Roachdale VFW military rites team.

Friends may greet the family one hour before the service on Friday.

In lieu of flowers memorials in LaRue's honor may be made to American Heart Association (Stroke Campaign).

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Servies and Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.