Melinda Sue Morse, age 65, of LeRoy, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at her home following a battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.
She was born Sept. 14, 1954, to Marjorie Ann Hanson in Preston. Susie graduated from Chatfield High School in 1972 and was united in marriage to Bruce Morse on April 28, 1973, in LeRoy. Susie and Bruce lived on Bruce's family farm for most of their married life. She was the LeRoy Township clerk for 20 years, a position she really enjoyed until her health deteriorated. She loved playing cards, mowing the lawn, the annual fishing trip Up North and working on the farm. Most of all, Susie loved her nephew's children, Colton and Kelsey.
Susie is survived by her husband, Bruce; her sister, Dawn (Dominic) Stier of Grand Meadow; brothers, Tom (Deb) Gardner of Grand Meadow, Steve (Molly) Gardner of Willmar and Scott (Allyson) Gardner of Maple Grove; and nieces and nephews, Matt, Michael, Kevin and Colleen Stier, Jon Gardner, Riley and Lizzy Gardner, Sam and Sadie Gardner, Corey Forstner, Jay Forstner, Sara Sween, Cody Morse, Athena Morse and Chad Swenson. She was preceded in death by her mother, Marge and Marge's husband Dick Ricke; and her father and mother-in-law, Don and Bonnie Morse.
The family would like to send out a special thank you to Kris, Jon's wife, for the loving care she gave to Susie in her last months. Her care allowed Susie to stay in her home, where she most wanted to be.
Funeral services for Susie Morse will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at the United Church in Grand Meadow with Rev. Jon Marburger officiating. Burial will be in the LeRoy Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at the United Church in Grand Meadow and will continue for one hour prior to the service Monday.