Suzanne R. Testroet

suzanne testroet
Suzanne R. Testroet, age 56, of Vadnais Heights, Minnesota formerly of Ionia, Iowa died Sunday June 6, 2010 at English House, Phoenix Residence in Vadnais Heights. Suzanne Regina Testroet was born April 12, 1954 at St. Josephs Hospital in New Hampton to Leon and Madonna (Jenn) Testroet. She lived her life in Ionia, Iowa until the age of 18 when she went to live at Comprehensive Systems in Charles City, Iowa. From there, she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and became a resident of Phoenix Residence. For the last 10 years, she has lived at the English House in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota. Suzanne had a love for every person she encountered. She never met a stranger, only best friends. She loved her coffee, fishing, country music, going to camp and her many, many trips to Branson, Missouri. Mostly, she loved her family and friends. She had great concern for other people and loved being a part of the Phoenix family. Suzanne is survived by her brother, Michael and sister-in-law, Sue of Cedar Falls; sister, Mary Chaney of Geneva, Nebraska; nephews, Shane and Marty Testroet, Duane and David Dahlstrom; nieces, Nancy Chaney and Sharon Chapman; and several great-nieces and nephews. Suzanne is preceded in death by her parents. Sue had many other people in her life that cared for her, her extended family in Minnesota; Diane Berg and her family, Linda Byrne and her family, and many, many staff that cared for Sue throughout her life. Sue valued them all. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be at St. Boniface Cemetery in Ionia. Honorary casket bearers will be Diane Berg, Linda and Jim Byrne, Chris Barrett, Steve Barrett, and Sandy Calhoun. Serving as active casket bearers will be Shane Testroet, Marty Testroet, Duane Dahlstrom, David Dahlstrom, Sharon Chapman, and Nancy Chaney. Visitation: Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm on Tuesday June 8, 2010, with a scriptural wake service at 7:00pm at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, Iowa. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Service: Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30am on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Ionia, Iowa with Msgr. Carl Schmitt officiating.

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  1. Dear Mike & Sue

    Roger and I are very sorry to hear aobut Susie’s passing. But her memories will always be with us. She was a very special and she will always have a special place in our lives. Our prayers are with all of you. God bless you, Love your Sharon & Roger.

  2. Sue became a part of my life 34 years ago when I worked at Comp. Systems. She is one never to be forgotten, such a sweet heart. I think of her and your mother a lot in the spring time when I make your mother’s rhubarb bars. She had brought them to the cottage for us workers and we got the recipe. It is one of my families favorites, the only rhubarb bar that I make and this time of year it is usually weekly! Sue was such a friend, she is always in my heart. We were all blessed by her!

  3. Susie could brighten anyone’s day. That wonderful smile and sense of humor. Tom and I both worked at Comp. Systems many years ago. She was so fun loving and such a joy to be around. God bless you all as it was your love for her that made her strive.

  4. Suzie was very special to me and my family. We always thought so much of Suzie and we enjoyed seeing her when she was in the area. She was such a neat person and feel honored to have known her. She will be greatly missed!!

  5. Very few families are blessed with such a beautiful person like Sue. We were blessed to be part of Sue’s family. To know her was to love her. She was beautiful both inside and out. Sue always knew you and always asked for a hug. We will miss her very much. Sue was one of God’s chosen few, and I know there is much rejoiceing in Heaven with her presence there. She will dwell forever in the house of the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  6. Dear Mike and Sue, I just want to pass along my deepest sympathies and condolences from Ann and I. She was a true inspiration to all her were priveleged to have know her and her unlimited courage, which provided strength to all. At last her battle is over and she will walk the blessed path of our savior, fully embraced in his love. Love, mark.

  7. Enjoy your new life in heaven and enjoy your family that you have been reunited with, your parents, grandparents and other family members who were waiting in heaven for you!

  8. I was saddened to hear that Sue had recently past. I first met Sue many years ago @ The Phoenix Res. I don’t care what kind of day you were having, she always made you smile ~ sometimes insisted!
    She’s a sweetheart that was loved & will be missed.

  9. Mary, I don’t know if you remember, but I used to play with you when I visited my grandmother, Cora Ransom.
    Sorry to read of you sisters passing.
    Errol Ransom

  10. I work with Suzanne when she was at Comprhensive in Charles City, Iowa. I always looked forward to talking to her when I would come in on the night shift on the weekends. She had the greatest laugh and we had a good time. I am sure she has earned her angel wings and she is now at peace.

  11. I worked with Sue at Phoenix Alternatives in White Bear Lake, MN. She was really a wonderful lady and I will remember her.

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