Susan Gersch

Susan Gersch Obituary


Age - 64


October 6, 2023


Anoka, MN

Sue Marie Gersch, 64, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 24, 2023. Sue was born to Janet (Anderson) and Gerald Facklam, January 17, 1959. She went to Frank B. Kellogg schools as a child and graduated in the class of 1977. After graduating Sue attended Cosmetology School at 916 Vo-tech. Sue went with her friend Kathy on a waterskiing trip to Beaver Dam Lake in Cumberland, Wisconsin, where she met Joseph Gersch, whom she would go on to marry on September 12, 1987. They moved to Aurora, Colorado. While there, together, they welcomed three sons. Following a separation Sue and her sons moved to West Salem, Wisconsin, which brought her and her sons closer to both sides of families - West Salem and St. Paul, Minnesota. Sue remained in West Salem until the summer of 2008 as she raised her three boys and eagerly participated in each of their school activities and sports. She loved her newest and greatest tech devices and brought her big camera setup to all Cross Country, Ski Racing, and Track meets to capture every moment with no exception. After being a stay-at-home parent, in 2008 she returned to the work force. At this point she moved back to the St. Paul area to be closer to her family. Sue always had a passion for good food, be it baking or cooking something tasty, or going to a nice restaurant. She loved to follow TV shows and would keep up with the latest news on various celebrities, fashions, and technologies. She also kept close tabs on her favorite sports team, the Minnesota Vikings of course, all the Olympics, and Cirque Du Soleil. She sincerely enjoyed traveling and France was her favorite. She always was ready to take a picture to capture every moment in life. Sue is survived by her three children: Steve and wife, Iona (Batista) - grandsons, Stephan, Shawn, and Scott; Zach and wife Lisa (Barnard); Alex (significant other - Maddison Wiggins); sister, Cheryl (Tarry) Morse; brother, Mike Facklam (Malinda Thorbus) - nieces, Stephanie and Katherine; brother, Tim Facklam - children, TJ, Izabel, Eliza. Sue was preceded in death by her parents Gerald Facklam and Janet (Anderson) Facklam and her infant brother Steven Facklam A funeral service will be at 11:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2023, at The Heights Church, 1845 Hyacinth Ave E, St Paul, MN 55119. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Following the Service, lunch will be served.

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Age - 76

November 22, 2023

Dinah Christine Powell, age 76, of LaPorte, MN formerly of Anoka, MN, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from the Cuyuna Regional Hospital in Crosby, MN. She was born on July 4, 1947, in Rochester, NY, the daughter of Alberta Rose (Mullaney) and Cyril Schaub. Dinah retired from Anoka Senior High School. She enjoyed the wildlife up north, feeding her critters and keeping track of the deer. She was very sociable, and a friend to everyone. After her husband's passing, she kept busy by going out with the Red Hat Ladies. When Dinah was feeling up to it, she was lucky playing in cribbage tournaments at the Legion. She enjoyed running into her friends on "senior day" at the casino. When Dinah was at home, she was busy reading, keeping a spic & span clean house, and "liking" everything on Facebook. Despite her small size, Dinah enjoyed eating good food and going out to eat at Campaneros Restaurant in Dorset, MN. She had some success with gardening and growing tomatoes. She had a love for music, especially if her family was playing for her. Most of all, Dinah will be remembered for the love she shared, and how she enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. Dinah is preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Cyril Schaub; husband, Neil F. Powell; and brother, Greg. Dinah is survived by her children, Tony, Jody (Tom) Wilson, Neil, Amber (Willie) Bentley; grandchildren, Brandon Powell, Josh (Dara) Powell, Jessie (Tay) Powell, John Wilson, Theresa Wilson, Amanda Bentley, Grace Bentley; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Jack Powell, Greta and Darwin Bentley. A Celebration of Life for Dinah will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2023, at 12:00 p. m. at Northern Peace Funeral Home in Walker, MN. Pastor John Rister will officiate. A luncheon will follow services at the Spencer Ross American Legion Post #134 in Walker. Interment in the Spring will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Anoka, MN. Dinah's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www. northernpeace. com To to the family or in memory of Dinah Christine (Schaub) Powell, pleaseShow more

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