In Memory

Jeanne Susla (Smith)

Jeanne Susla (Smith)

2/10/2021 Obituary for Jeanne Marie Susla-Smith | Kok Funeral Home Jeanne Marie Susla-Smith July 2, 1956 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 64) Provided by Kok Funeral Home Services SERVICES TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER DATE As a result of current restrictions on gatherings, we are providing HeartStrings, our online sympathy message where you can upload a photo and write a note or share a memory that will be printed and given to the family. Please click here to send your support. (/heartstrings) Jeanne Marie Susla-Smith, 64, of Cottage Grove, MN, passed away on January 31st, 2021. She was loved and a special presence in the lives of so many. Jeanne was born on July 2nd, 1956 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Pearl and Anthony Susla. She grew up in St. Paul and Cottage Grove to working class folks that loved her very much. She always enjoyed helping others, shopping, and meeting new people. Eventually she met Paul Smith through friends and married in 1977. They had three beautiful children together- Ben, Ryan, and Stacy. Jeanne put her whole life into raising & loving her children and granddaughter, learning for the sake of learning, helping others in need, and providing a loving and pleasant home to enjoy her days. Jeanne enjoyed collecting her many collections, hosting and enjoying family dinners, game nights with scrabble and puzzles, and staying up to date with current events by watching and reading the news. She also enjoyed a good dessert and sentimental trinkets. Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, Pearl (Van Pelt) Susla and Anthony Susla; brother, Michael Susla. Survived by her sisters, Barb (Mark) Erickson and Mary Susla Beaver; brother, Richard Susla; children, Benjamin (Laurel) Smith, Ryan (Abigail) Smith and Stacy (Justin) Donley and granddaughter, Olive Donley. Jeanne had many other loving & caring relatives and friends as well. Memorial services to be held in the Spring of 2021 and will be announced at a later time. Please direct memorials and remembrances to the Smith family at 8004 E. Point Road Cottage Grove, MN 55016.

It’s with great sadness and sorrow that I have announce the passing of my mom, Jeanne M. Susla-Smith. She tragically passed away on Sunday, January 31st, 2021 after seemingly being recovered from Covid-19.

The family and I are absolutely heartbroken and shocked, digesting the news and processing this massive loss. Mom was so very loving, compassionate, understanding, and supportive. A collector of collections, she always remembered what people loved and would always have a trinket for you to show her love. She was a fan of bargain hunting and garage sales, improving her home, laughing and at one time dancing with friends, music and keeping up with the news, family dinners, celebrating holidays and birthdays, and of course spending time (mostly pre-Covid) with her family, especially her newest pride, her granddaughter Olive. She will be greatly missed and remembered feverently. Because of Covid-19 and the very real threat it continues to pose, the family felt it wise to set her memorial date for later this year in the spring.

Thanks in advance for your kindness and consideration during this very difficult time. Hold on to your loved ones and take as many pictures and videos as you can.