Irving Theodore Severtson, 80, of Cathedral City, died Friday, March 25, 2005 in Palm Desert.

He was born Nov. 5, 1924 to Ole Tobias and Inga Tomina Severtson in Milford, Iowa.

Mr. Severtson married Shirley Andersen on June 13, 1953 in Minneapolis.

He was the owner of the Idyllwild Gift Shop for 25 years and previously employed at Business Incentives in Minneapolis. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 31 at Hope Lutheran Church, 45-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert.

Private arrangements are under direction of Palm Springs Mortuary and entombment will be at Lakewood Mausoleum in Minneapolis.

Mr. Severtson was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

The family suggests donations be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 45-900 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260.