June 22, 1943—Dec. 29, 2017

Rudolf “Rudy” Joseph Severa, 74, of Buhl, passed away peacefully December 29, 2017 at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital with family at his side.

Rudy was born June 22, 1943 in Buhl, Idaho to Rudolf Sr. and Albina Severa. He went to school at the Fairview country school and finished high school in Castleford. After high school he joined the Air Force. He served as a crew chief on a KC-135 Strato-tanker during the Vietnam War.

He met Sherry Sloggy on a blind date and they were married in 1966. Rudy continued his military career, he and Sherry were stationed in Puerto Rico for a year. Sherry returned to Buhl and Rudy joined her when he was done with his military service. Together they had three children.

Rudy worked for Pet Milk in Buhl, he dairy farmed and worked as a welder for Joe’s Blacksmith Shop. Rudy went to school at CSI and received a degree in marketing and management. He ran a welding shop in Castleford and continued to weld until he retired.

Rudy was spontaneous and a jokester. He loved to make fun of kids and grandkids and tell tall tales. He loved to hunt and fish. He volunteered as a Cub Scout leader in Castleford. He and Sherry would take in kids from the community that needed a place to stay to get back on their feet.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Joseph; sister, Lorraine Walker; brothers, Leonard and John.

Rudy is survived by his wife, Sherry; daughter, Margie (Rodney) Thompson, Rose (Robert) Henderson; son, Terry Kobrock; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Buhl. Arrangements are under the direction of Farmer Funeral Chapel in Buhl.

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