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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

May 15, 1928 - March 23, 2013

EDWARDSBURG, Mich. — Roy V. “Whitey” Sevison, 84, of Edwardsburg, passed away at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Riverside Village.

He was born May 15, 1928, in Elkhart, Ind., to Harry and Etola (Lane) Sevison.

On July 22, 1950, in Angola, Ind., he married Helen K. Clausen. She preceded him in death on June 7, 2001, in Elkhart.

Surviving are a son, Ronald (Margaret) Sevison of Niles; a daughter, Barbara (Larry Pappas) Sevison of Elkhart; and two grandchildren, Robert Sevison of South Bend, Ind., and Brian Sevison of Niles.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Sevison.

Whitey graduated in 1946 from Elkhart High School. In his earlier years he enjoyed racing midget cars and stock cars. He also was a musician and played in a band. Whitey was formerly employed as a machinist at Jessen Manufacturing and was the owner/operator of the Fireside Inn in Edwardsburg from 1972-94.

On Friday, March 29, 2013, a procession will form at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Friday in Rice Cemetery. Pastor Clearence Dycus will preside.

Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.