Susan Hart, 71, of Rushford, Minn., died at her home on Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Susan described herself as, “a child of God” and said she was, “abundantly blessed.”
Susan was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, sister and friend. She enjoyed painting, gardening, and her many friends at the library.
Susan was born in Lake City, Minn., to Howard and Lorraine (Wiley) Fick. She was the oldest of two daughters and was always very close to her sister. Susan graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City in 1968. She then graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing in 1972 from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wis. Susan enlisted in the U.S. Air Force as a 1st lieutenant, and served as a registered nurse. She was honorably discharged in 1974. Susan married Robert Hart on July 26, 1974. They lived in Rolla and Columbia, Mo., before moving to the Rushford, Minn., area in 1978. Susan served on the Rushford-Peterson School Board for several years and worked at the Rushford Public Library from 1994 until her retirement in 2019. The Rushford community will miss Susan.
Susan is survived by her spouse, Robert “Bob”; sister, Barbara (Richard) Sorenson of Bella Vista, Ark.; daughters, Vicki (Chris) Pierret of Rochester, Minn., and Erica (AJ) Cook of Holmen, Wis; and grandchildren: Lucas, Simon, Kadence, and Payton.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Harold and Norma Ruth Hart of St. James, Mo.; several aunts and uncles; and her grandparents.
There will be a Memorial Mass for Susan at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Church in Winona, with Msgr. Thomas Melvin and Rev. Mark McNea officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Winona. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, January 24, at Hoff Funeral Home in Rushford and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning at church. The rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at church.
Please leave a memory of Susan and sign her guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.