Sue Dye Moran, 87, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton, with her family by her side.
Dolores Sue Thatcher was born on September 7, 1932, in San Francisco, California, to Phil and Anna (Gordon) Thatcher.
Sue graduated from Dumont High School. She was united in marriage to Wilbur Dye on September 22, 1951, in Aredale; he preceded her in death in 1989. Sue then married Laurence Moran in 1993; he preceded her in death in 2012. She was a housewife, a mother, a grandmother and a friend.
Sue was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Aredale and Church of the Living Word in Hampton. She participated in numerous bible study groups throughout her lifetime and had the opportunity to go on multiple church organized mission trips. Sue was a devout Christian and a role model for all who knew her.
She was involved with Habitat for Humanity and Meals on Wheels and was also a member of the Red Hat Society and the Franklin General Hospital Auxiliary.
Sue was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was active in church, including teaching Sunday School, a youth group mentor, music performer and a UMW leader. Sue loved spending time with family and friends with special dedication to her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed making Christmas Cookies and cooking for her family.
Sue is survived by her daughter Debra (Bruce) Bochmann of Greene, daughter Rebecca (Tom) Rutz of Anchorage, Alaska, son Jeffrey (Vicki) Dye of Champlin, Minnesota, son Timothy (Marjorie) Dye of Akron, Ohio, son-in-law Allan Reb, sister Phyllis Ann Cassman of Manchester, sister-in-law Marilyn (Arlo) Flege of Waverly, grandchildren Daniel (Erin) Bochmann, Ryan (Leslie) Bochmann, Justin (Shannon) Bochmann, Rachel (Matt) O'Connell, Andrew Rutz, Amy Hachquet, Joshua (Shannon) Dye, Jeremiah (Amanda) Reb, Sarah (Abel) Ramirez, Jonathan Dye, Alexander Dye, Nicholas Dye and Katherine Dye, great-grandchildren Thatcher Bochmann, Joseph Bochmann, Briggs Bochmann, Isaac Bochmann, Eliana Bochmann, Lily O'Connell, Avery O'Connell, Maggie O'Connell, Sawyer Hachquet, Brynn Hachquet, Eleanor Dye, Elijah Reb, Josiah Reb and Jaxon Reb, along with many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Phil and Anna, husbands Wilbur Dye and Laurence Moran, and daughter Christine Reb.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in memory of Sue to University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Iowa City OR MercyOne North Iowa Hospice, Mason City.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020, at New Hope United Methodist Church in Dumont. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 13, 2020, at Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Burial will take place in the Dumont Cemetery.
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Dye family was one of our early family friends. Sorry for your loss Deb and family. Imagine her newfound joy after her return to her heavenly home!
So sorry to hear of your moms passing, she was such a lovely lady!! Hugs to you all.
So sorry for Sue's family. She was a very special lady. I am sure those first minutes in heaven were, and always will be wonderful
Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her.
I agree with everything my sister, Candy, said about Sue. She was there to support and encourage our family so many times with her warm smile and encouraging words and was one of mom's best friends at the Aredale Church. I also remember what a wonderful singer she was and how she loved to praise the Lord with her solos or in trios or duets. And I remember how she chose to choose faith in her God in all of life's tests and trials - and was an inspiration to those of us who watched her.
I was shocked and terribly sad, as I read the notice of Sue's passing. I can't tell you how much she meant to me as a child, and into adulthood. I will forever think of her as one of the most special Aredale church ladies that shaped my future in such a positive way. Sue always always, had a compliment or an encouraging word for me, and I loved her dearly. I know I can speak for my entire family, as I know we all loved her. It saddens me also, that I wont be able to attend her funeral, as I am too far away, but to all of you, her children, please know that I love all of you, and would love to be there. You have all been so supportive of our family, and friends like you are priceless!
Blessings to all who loved and are mourning the loss of this lovely lady. Sue was faith-filled and genuinely kind and sweet. Prayers for peace and comfort, as she will certainly be missed by many. - Fondly, Robbi Stevens
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