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Connie Sever

Funeral services for Connie Sever, 84, of Dupree, will be at 10 AM, Thursday, January 6, 2022, at the Dupree UCC Church. Burial will be at the Lantry Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Visitation will start at 4 PM, Wednesday, with a prayer service at 5 PM at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Eagle Butte. Connie passed away at her home on Thursday, December 30, 2021. 

Constance (Connie) Ann Bennett Sever was born November 1, 1937, to Elizabeth (Marienou) and Charles Bennett in Idagrove, Iowa. Connie was raised on the Bennett Ranch, 23 miles south of Dupree. She attended grade school at the Sunnybrook school for 7 years, 6th grade was at Dupree school as her parents owned the Dew Drop Inn Café. She graduated from Dupree High School with the class of 1957. She worked as a waitress for Buckhorn and Dwyers Café until she married Dallas Lee Sever on June 15, 1958. Three sons were born to this union: Lamont (Monty), August, 1959; Darvel, August, 1962; and Charles (Chuck) December 1975. 

She had a daycare in her home from 1964 until 1988. She loved and cared for lots of children. Many still call her “Grandma Connie.” She also worked as a cook at the Dupree School and the Dupree Daycare. She also did janitorial work for Social Service, Dupree Bank and Pioneer Hall.

She was a member of Emmanuel Free Lutheran Church in Eagle Butte and served as a Deaconess.

Connie is survived by three sons: Monty of Kearney, NE, Darvel of Dupree, and Chuck of Moore, OK; 13 grandchildren: Barry (Gomer) Mraz, Ryan (Jacqueline) Mraz, Tanya (Kipp) Holbrook, Megan (Jared) Hutchens, Tell Sackette (Ry) Sever, Shandra (Eric) Fuerst, Alicia (Chad) Jensen, Jon Cooper Sever; and Annika, Aric, Aydin, Asher and Alliyana Sever; numerous great grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Hescock of Troy, MT, and Jackie (Fred) Joens of Eagle Butte; sisters-in-law Kathy Bennett of Stoutland, MO, and Lois Sever of Deadwood, SD; several nieces and nephews.

Connie was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas, her parents, brothers Mac and Don Bennett, a very dear sister, Beatrice Kay “B.K.” Bennett who came to live with Connie in 1976, daughter-in-law Devona, sister-in-law Elaine Floyd and niece, Melody Bennett.

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