Severn D. Jefferson, 17

TAMA – Severn Daniel Jefferson, 17, of Tama, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Traditional Graveside Services were held Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Morgan Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Larry Lasley Sr. as speaker. A Traditional Wake was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 25 at the Eagle Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama.

Survivors include his parents, Justeen YoungBear and Eric Wilhelmi and Daniel Jefferson Sr.; his grandmother, Wanda Lasley; brothers, Dwight YoungBear, Joseph YoungBear and Daniel Jefferson Jr.; sisters, Alexis Dunsmoore, Addie Seymour, Ambrosia Jefferson, Ambrea Jefferson and Nevaeh Jefferson; adopted grandfathers, Delmer Whitebreast and Elmer Roberts and many more aunts, uncles and cousins.

Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting the family with arrangements.