By HDN Staff
CHESTER Sever Ingvald Brevick, 84, died of heart failure Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at a Great Falls hospital.
Funeral services will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester. Burial will follow at the Chester Cemetery.
Brevick was born on July 2, 1915 at Nelson Wis. to Louis and Johanna (Qualley) Brevick. He grew up on the family farm in Wisconsin.
Brevick and his family moved to Montana in the 1950s. They lived at Galata where he operated a service station for a few years. In addition, he worked as a laborer on the Tiber Dam spillway project.
In 1955, Brevick began working on the section crew for Great Northern Railroad. He worked on the railways between Shelby and Havre, so he made his home in Chester beginning in the mid 1960s. He continued to work for the railroad for 26 years. During his last two years with the railroad, he worked as a track inspector. He retired in 1981.
Brevick built a home on Chester's north side in 1980. After retiring, he helped with the farming operations on the Shettel place east of Chester.
Brevick was active in Great Falls Shriners and the Galata Masons. He attended many statewide meetings and achieved the level of 32nd degree Mason.
His hobbies included fishing, hunting and gardening. He was 84 when he shot a deer during this past hunting season.
Brevick was preceded in death by his parents, several siblings, an infant son and an infant great-granddaughter.
Survivors include three children: Kathryn Sage of Easton, Kansas, Dwaine Chinander of Las Vegas, and Lucille Zuidema of Cascade; one sister, Cora Dieckman of Hayward, Wis.; eight grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces.