We remain available 24/7 to serve families. Call (480) 964-8686 to learn more.

Debra Severson

- 03/10/2023
Service Date: 03/21/2023
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel

Livestreaming of Service: https://youtube.com/live/tzRX0tyhxrk?feature=share

Debra Severson, 69, passed away peacefully on March 10,2023.  She was the daughter of Kenneth and Beverly Severson.  Deb lived an active fun filled life with her husband Richard Miske.  She was born in Grafton, ND before moving to Moorhead, MN where she graduated from high school.  Deb went on to get a degree in Audiology from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Points and later obtained her doctorate Au.D from A.T. Still in Mesa, AZ.  She worked at a state hospital in MN before moving to northwest Iowa to take a job with Area Education Agency 4, in Sioux Center, IA.  From there her career took her to Boston where she held various positions before she returned to Iowa when she married Richard Miske in 2001.  They both worked for Northwest AEA serving deaf and hard of hearing students and Deb also provided services for many adults who wore hearing aids.   In 2015, they retired from education and then shortly after that moved to Arnolds Park, IA.  They loved to winter in Mesa, AZ as well as travel. Deb is survived by her husband, Richard, brother Steve (Deb)Severson, brother Mark (Debbie Jo) Severson and brother-in-law Robert (Christel) Miske and her uncle, Robert (Gail) Quam. She has many nephews and nieces and cousins. She was preceded by her parents and her sister, Pamela. She will be missed by many but is being held in God’s hands. Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Tues., March 21,2023 at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr. Mesa AZ.

Another celebration of life will occur this summer at Faith Lutheran Church, Orange City, IA.

Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.



  • Keith Randolph

    Another cousin that I unfortunately do not recall meeting. My offer my heartfelt condolences.

  • Karyn and George Engebretson

    You have our deepest sympathy, Deb will be missed by many.
    We will miss her at our morning get -togethers at the hall , and special occasions.
    Thinking of you and yours.

  • Thinking of you in this difficult time

  • Howard Vlieger

    Our prayers are with you. May you cherish all of the good memories and look forward to the great reunion in heaven. May the Good Lord grant you the peace that passes all understanding

  • Darrell and Mary Hemme

    So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you Richard.

  • Bill and Barb Greiner

    Sending our prayers your way. Will certainly miss her. May knowing she is with our Heavenly Father bring you peace and understanding.

  • Dick, you have my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed talking with the two of you at summer events. She will be missed.

  • Linda Farley-Fisher

    Deb was my cousin and friend, she taught me so much about life. She will dearly be missed by all who loved and knew her.

  • There’s a hole in my heart.💝

  • Kristi Kooistra

    Dick- my sympathy to you. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • My sincere sympathy Dick! I always enjoyed talking to both of you. Deb took good care of my mom for many years. She truely cared.

  • Dick, I’m so sorry for your loss. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ ,give you peace and comfort.

  • Rebecca Noteboom Spriester

    Dick, I am so sorry you lost Deb. You were a great husband to her. Prayers for comfort.

  • Amanda Noteboom

    My deepest sympathies to Deb’s family. Deb was a wonderful person who helped me feel at ease having a child with hearing loss. She and Dick were a wonderful team.

  • Dick- I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearing world has take a blow this year. My thoughts are with you.

  • Dick–my husband and I were so sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I have many wonderful memories of you both at the AEA. In sympathy, Nancy and Dan Foster

  • Mary & Hung Nhan & fam

    We are so sorry about Deb. We have lots of memories with the two of you. She will be missed. She was one of a kind. My snow 🫛 will miss her too. See you soon😢

  • Toby and Sylvia Shine

    Sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful, good and brave loving soul.

  • Linnea Anderson

    Dick, I was so happy when you found a wonderful life partner in Deb, And now am so sad that she is gone. Hearing about your adventures together really filled my heart. Hang on to those amazing memories. Thinking of you.

Add Condolence

Call Now Button
We remain family owned, unlike our competitors. Click to learn more.