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PALS, Susan Dianne (JURGENSON) (1944-2020)


Posted By: Jennifer Gunderson (email)
Date: 1/2/2021 at 22:47:54

Susan Dianne (Jurgenson) Pals, 76, Clear Lake, formerly of Meservey, died Dec. 2, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 11 from 4-7 p.m. at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Due to the Covid-19, attendance will be limited to 15 indoors and 30 outdoors at all times.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with an opportunity to join Sue’s service virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be available soon.

A private family burial will take place at the Meservey Cemetery.

Sue was born May 9, 1944 in Mason City to Dr. George Earl and Mildred Jane Slusher Jurgenson. She was born on her parents’ first wedding anniversary.

Sue graduated from Meservey High School in 1962. She later graduated with honors from Hamilton Business College in Mason City. She was united in marriage to Robert H. “Butch” Pals on Sept. 21, 1963 in Meservey. To this union two children were born: Thomas in 1965 and Sara in 1968.

Sue worked at the Franklin Medical Clinic in Hampton, then at Eaton Corporation in Belmond, and finally at the North Iowa Eye Clinic in Mason City. She was baptized and confirmed at Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church in Meservey, was a former member of the Alexander Reformed Church, and was a longtime and faithful member of the Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church. A highlight of Sue’s life as a Christian were three trips to the Holy Land, including one with her mother, a memory she cherished.

Sue was an exceptional cook and seamstress. She was an avid Biblical scholar. She loved and cherished her family and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother throughout her life. She was a true and faithful friend. Her generosity and bright smile were a blessing to many.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, and her parents.

Sue is survived by son Thomas (Monica) Pals of Alexander; daughter Sara (Paul) Pals of Meservey; grandchildren Robert Thomas, Brianna Susan, Brandi Jane and Brandon Dean Flurer; great-grandchild Lena Elizabeth; sister Judy (Dr. Robert) Gross of South Dakota; niece Alison (Tom) Harris of Arizona; and nephew Cooper (Mallory) Gross and daughter Piper of South Dakota.

Memorials may be directed to Sue’s family at PO Box 403, Hampton, 50441.

Those in attendance at both the visitation and service will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Source: The Belmond Independent, Belmond, Iowa. 2 Dec 2020. Web. Retrieved 2 Jan 2020.


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