Susan M. Redmond, 77

Susan (Susie) M. Redmond, age 77, a lifetime resident of Delano, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

She was born May 23, 1939, to John and Dorothy (Speckel) Gonsior, Jr.

A graduate of Delano High School, Susie had various jobs before she chose her career in the most challenging and rewarding career there is, motherhood.

She married the love of her life, Tom Redmond, Sept 21, 1957, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Delano. Tom and Susie were blessed with three children; Steve, Michael, and Pauline.

As well as being a devoted wife and mother, Susie received the Catholic Aid Association Community Service award. She volunteered in the St. Peter’s school kitchen, was involved with the parish fall festival, and served on the decorating committee.

Susie did much genealogy research on hers and Tom’s families. The copies of her books can be found at the Wright County Historical Society in Buffalo.

Susie loved nature and could tell you the name of any bird, flower, or tree. She grew up on the family farm on Fountain Lake, and continued growing things in her family garden for many years.

She enjoyed traveling with her family, especially to the North Shore, where she collected agates.

Susie also loved to cook. Her favorite recipe was Poppyseed Kucken.

A kind and caring mother and grandmother, Susie’s Christian faith was the rock she stood on. Her faith will continue to inspire her family and friends.

Susie loved visiting the people in Delano with her husband, Tom. Soul mates, they were always together, and led a simple but joyous life. Four short months after Tom’s passing,, they are holding hands again.

In addition to her husband, Tom, Susie was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Steve (Sheryl) Redmond, Michael (Steven Ukasick), and Pauline (Tom) Thaemert; and five grandchildren, Paul Thaemert, Jacqueline (Colin Lesnar), Rachel (Josh Anderson), and Sean and Arthur Redmond.

The funeral service took place Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. in Martha’s Hall of St. Peter Catholic Church, prior to the Mass.

Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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