Susan Dianne (Jurgenson) Pals, 76, of Clear Lake, Iowa, formerly of Meservey, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Sue was born May 9, 1944 in Mason City, Iowa to Dr. George Earl and Mildred Jane Slusher. She was born on her parents' first wedding anniversary. Sue graduated from Meservey High School, Class of 1962. She later graduated with honors from Hamilton Business College, Mason City, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Robert H. "Butch" Pals on September 21, 1963 in Meservey, Iowa. To this union two children were born: Thomas in 1965 and Sara in 1968.
Sue worked at the Franklin Medical Clinic in Hampton. She then worked at Eaton Corporation in Belmond and finally at the North Iowa Eye Clinic in Mason City. Sue was baptized and confirmed at Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church in Meservey, was a former member of 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.
Sue is survived by son Thomas Pals (Monica) of Alexander; daughter Sara Pals (Paul) of Meservey; grandchildren Robert Thomas, Brianna Susan, Brandi Jane, Brandon Dean Flurer, and great grandchild Lena Elizabeth; sister Judy (Dr. Robert) Gross of South Dakota; niece Alison (Tom) Harris of Arizona, nephew Cooper (Mallory) Gross and daughter Piper of South Dakota; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her husband Robert H. "Butch" Pals and parents Dr. G. Earl and Jane Jurgenson preceded her in death.
Memorials may be directed to Sue's family at PO Box 403, Hampton, Iowa 50441.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 11, 2020, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton. Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the visitation will be limited to 15 indoors and 30 outdoors at all times.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 12, 2020, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Hampton, with an opportunity to join Sue's funeral service virtually via "Zoom". To join the Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3670133488?pwd=NTdyWWN1SlZWZkJ1YWVCa05MTHp4Zz09
Meeting ID: 367 013 3488
***Those in attendance at both the visitation and service will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
A private family burial will take place in the Meservey Cemetery.
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Sue was a great neighbor. Sue, Fate and me spent many sunny afternoons drinking wine on Fayes driveway.
Loved her stories of the Holy Land
always will remember her for the hugs and the smile she is a special person she truly loved
the Lord and now has rewards in heaven
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