Cory David Severson, age 38, died tragically in a car accident on Monday, June 18, 2012 in Ida County, Iowa. He was born in Waupaca on July 19, 1973, the son of Dave and Cheryl (Roehl) Severson. On October 21, 1995 he was united in marriage to Jane A. Lund. Cory was a family man; wonderful father and grandfather, loving husband, son and brother. He had a keen ability to make everyone laugh and will be remembered for all of his pranks. Motorcycles, computers and any new technology were some of the hobbies he enjoyed. For 20 years he worked as a manager for McDonald’s, receiving many awards for his terrific service. Cory was a friend to all and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves behind his wife, Jane of Waupaca; daughter, Corianne, at home; step-daughters: Lynette (James) Stefani of Crystal Lake, Illinois and Danielle (J’quan) James of Milwaukee; grandchildren: Janyelle and Jair’yn James of Milwaukee. He is also survived by his parents, Dave and Cheryl of Manawa; brothers: Jason (Lisa) of Kaukauna and Scott (Ann) of Hortonville; a sister, Tasha (Jesse) Seeger of Ogdensburg; as well as his grandmother, Alice Roehl of Manawa. Cory is further survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Orville Roehl, Jane and James Severson; and his parents-in-law: Merritt and Dorothy Lund. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, 157 N. Bridge St., Manawa, with Pastor Thomas Theama officiating. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. He will be laid to rest at Little Creek Cemetery in the township of Little Wolf. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for his daughter Corianne. The Maple Crest Funeral Home of Waupaca assisted the family with arrangements.