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Vivan C. Severin Arvidson Levin, 91, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. She was born April 7, 1925 in Rockford; the daughter to Carl E. and Tekla (Swanson) Severin. Vivan was a 1943 graduate of East High School. She married George O. Arvidson in 1944; he predeceased her in 1957. She later married Per W. Levin on July 13, 1963; he predeceased her April 18, 2010. She was a member of First Free Church, Selina Circle, Swedish Historical Society, and Rockford Christian Women's Club.
She is survived by her children, Judy (John) Thomas of McFarland, WI, Alan (Judy) Arvidson of Cary, IL, Gary (Denise) Arvidson of Rockford, IL, Sheila (Tracy) Stenger of Rockton, IL, and Andrea (Jeff) Beck of Columbia City, IN, grandchildren, Julie Thomas, Jayne (Tom) Sandine, Carrie and Kevin (Lynn) Arvidson, Karl (Santa) Arvidson and Kysa (Josh) Lisitza, Keith Larson, Lenah and Megan Beck, Adam Steiner, Dianna (Alex) Gomez and Stephanie Moore; great-grandchildren, James, Derek and Linnea Sandine, Cambria and Emerson Lisitza, Callum Arvidson, Jozlynn, Arthur, William and Michael Gomez, Wylde and Ceora Westbrooke; sisters, Viola Grindle, Britta (Tom) Peterson both of Rockford and Barbara Chapman of Lillian, AL; brother, Armer (Phyllis) Severin of Rockford, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters, Jeannette Severin and Verna Ekedahl.
Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N. Alpine Rd. with Rev. Chuck Rife officiating. Memorial visitation will be from 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at Fairhaven. Private burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Memorials to First Free Church Missions, 2223 N. Mulford Rockford, IL 61107, Pregnancy Care Center, 4108 Morsay Dr. Rockford, IL 61107, or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd. Rockford, IL 61108.

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  1. Alice Angel

    Judy ..I would like to extend my deepest sympathy . I will always remember how welcome your Mom made me feel when I would visit your home. A very kind lady with a face that would light up the room with her beautiful smile.May God bless you and your family.

  2. Jan Mosher

    I got to know Vivan at church in women's bible studies . Her sweet spirit &quiet ways were endearing &we had a bond of friendship thru out many yrs. I enjoyed to see &visit her @Fairhaven as well. I am sorry I am not able to attend the service this morning . I know you will miss her &I pray God will comfort you &bless you all ! Jan Mosher

  3. Margaret

    Andrea....I'm sorry to hear of your mother passing. It's a sad time nomatter how old we are. My prayer is that you'll find comfort as God helps you recall all the wonderful memories with your mom. May His peace and healing mend your heart. Love, Margaret


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