Susan Eng of Harris, Minn., died unexpectedly Thursday June 28, 2012 at her home at the age of 83.
Susan was born in Chicago, Illinois, December 11, 1928 to Edwin and Fannie Mae Myers and lived there until she married Richard Eng. They rented an apartment in Hopkins for a year, during which time they built their first house in Rosemont where they lived for 16 years.
Four children were born within five years; Daniel, Patricia, Raymond and Vernon. They had their second house built and moved to Harris, Minn., in 1973 where Susan lived out the remainder of her life.
Susan graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois with a degree in education and was a substitute teacher for a number of years. She was a full-time mother and was extremely active in the church and devoted to her faith.
Her hobbies included flower gardening, cooking, baking, feeding the birds, cross country skiing, and canoeing.
Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she looked forward to visits with her family from Illinois.
For many years, she and her late husband Richard owned a vacation property in Zephyrhills, Florida, where they would spend time during winter months relaxing and visiting their son Vernon and grandchildren.
In later years, a major part of her life were activities with special friends from Country Roads Church where she took great pride in maintaining the flower gardens for many years.
She always extended great love and affection to her beloved pets – a long line of fabulous Labrador retrievers and most recently ‘Mr. Kitty.’
Susan is survived by one sister Margaret Riedel of Lombard, Illinois, one brother Edwin Myers of Deerfield, Illinois, sons Daniel Eng of St. Paul, Raymond Eng and his wife Tanya of Brainerd, Vernon Eng of Zephyrhills, Florida, son-in-law Glen Larson of Lindstrom; 10 grandchildren: Joseph, Tiana, Jared, Hannah, Christy and Dreama Eng, Perrin, Sara, Austin and Evan Larson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard Eng, daughter Patricia Larson, and grandson Eric Larson.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Country Roads Church in Stacy, Minnesota, with Reverend Gary Bawden officiating. Music was provided by Glen Larson and Mary Ann Bawden. Visitation was held on Monday July 2, 2012 from 5–8 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City.
The casket bearers included son-in-law: Glen Larson grandsons: Perrin Larson, Austin Larson, Evan Larson, Joseph Eng and Jared Eng with the interment in the Freidsborg Cemetery, west of Stacy.
Memorials are preferred to Country Roads Church located at: 25346 Apollo Street NE, Stacy, MN 55079, Reverend Gary Bawden 612-670-0303
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service – Olson Chapel of Rush City, Minnesota. www.funeralandcremationservice.com.