Susan J. McCoy, 59

Susan “Sue” J. McCoy, age 59, of Darwin, MN, died Tuesday Oct. 6, 2020, surrounded by her family at their Lake Washington home.

A memorial service will take place at noon, Friday, Oct. 16, at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield.

A walk-through visitation took place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Church of St. Philip in Litchfield and continued one hour prior to the service at church.

Donations can be made in Sue McCoy’s honor to I.S.D. #465, where the funds will be distributed to programs for children with special needs and community education scholarships for local children.

Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield, MN, is serving the family, 320-693-8151. Online guestbook at www.johnsonhagglund.com.

Sue was born in Paynesville, March 26, 1961, the daughter of Joan and Val Riley.

Sue (Riley) and Larry McCoy were married in holy matrimony, Sept. 10, 1983, at Assumption Catholic Church in Eden Valley.

Sue worked at the Litchfield Middle School for the last 16 years as both a paraprofessional, and in food services. Prior to that, she was a floral designer in the local area.

Sue’s hobbies included going for scenic rides with her husband on their motorcycle, watching a good sunset, finding the next local event (concert, farmers market, open restaurant), painting, gardening, floristry, seasonal canning, and nature in all its capacities.

She enjoyed baking with her beautiful grandchildren, and making those around her feel warmer somehow; she was truly listening. Sue’s contagious laughter and love of life will live on in all who met her. Lest we forget, her famous apple pie or the many friends of her children who called her their second mom.

Sue is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, Larry McCoy; children, Jamie (Jon-Paul) Van Loenhout, and Riley James (Sara) McCoy; granddaughters, Willah Rose and Valentina; sisters, Cindy Froehling, Jan (Jerry) Noll, Kim (Kevin) Gabrelcik; and brother, Mike (Sue) Riley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joan and Val Riley; and parents-in-law, Rose and Mac McCoy.

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