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Obituary for Susan A. Teske

Susan Ann Teske (Howie) passed away peacefully, with her children by her side, on the evening of February 24, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Susan was diagnosed with COPD and her difficulty breathing resulted in a cardiac arrest that led to a fatal brain injury. Susan was 65 years old. Susan was born in Northfield on January 24, 1954, the first daughter of DuWayne Howie and Annabelle Howie (Koons). She was the third of five children. Her siblings included Dennis Howie, Daniel Howie, David Howie, and Sandra Toumala (Howie). Susan grew up in Dundas, MN. She married […]

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Susan Ann Teske (Howie) passed away peacefully, with her children by her side, on the evening of February 24, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Susan was diagnosed with COPD and her difficulty breathing resulted in a cardiac arrest that led to a fatal brain injury. Susan was 65 years old.

Susan was born in Northfield on January 24, 1954, the first daughter of DuWayne Howie and Annabelle Howie (Koons). She was the third of five children. Her siblings included Dennis Howie, Daniel Howie, David Howie, and Sandra Toumala (Howie).

Susan grew up in Dundas, MN. She married David Teske in 1977. They had two children Luke Teske (Jennifer Teske) and Laura Swenson (Andrew Swenson). She took a job with the Malt-o-Meal company in 1988 where she retired in November of 2017. Susan loved her job and all of her co-worker. She especially enjoyed getting on the loud speaker and singing happy birthday to her friends on their special day. “Well Roundhouse who do we have on the birthday train today?”

Susan enjoyed baseball games as she was a huge Dundas Dukes fan and watching her son Luke play ball throughout his youth into adulthood. She also enjoyed watching her grandsons Dylan and Drew play baseball. She was in a bowling league for many years. She enjoyed watching her son and grandsons bowl. She also enjoyed playing in a softball league for many years when she was younger. She loved fishing. She once caught a 54-inch Muskie on Lake Mille Lacs.

When she was not watching or participating in sports, she enjoyed gambling, cooking, a few of her world-famous dishes included, cheeseball, deviled eggs, fudge, and scrambled eggs. She also relished in visiting loved ones, playing cards, including euchre; shopping, (she was a black Friday rock star), giving gifts to others, and collecting jewelry.

She had a bold and caring personality. She enjoyed helping others and would do what she could to serve those she loved.

She was very proud of her two children and loved them well. She also cherished spending time with her grandchildren Dylan Teske, Drew Teske, Nolan Swenson and Aliya (her glitter bomb) Swenson.

Susan also loved spending time with her significant other David Swartwood. They enjoyed playing cards with friends, going to bingo, motorcycle rides, and going out to dinner.

Susan is survived by her children, Luke (Jennifer) Teske and Laura (Andrew) Swenson; grandchildren, Raelynn, Dylan, Brady, Drew, Zoe, Nolan, and Aliya; sister, Sandra Tuomala; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She is preceded in death by, her parents and brothers, Dennis, Danny, and David “Budda” Howie.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Bierman Funeral Home & Crematory. A short service will follow at 7:00 p.m.

Arrangements are with Bierman Funeral Home & Crematory, www.biermanfuneralhome.com

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Funeral

7:00 PM - March 1, 2019

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

4:00 PM - March 1, 2019 - 7:00PM

Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Groveland Cemetery
100 Everett St Dundas, 55019 Get Directions

5 Comments

  1. Robin G

    RIP Sue

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  2. Andy Matson

    Condolences Luke, so sorry for your loss.

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  3. Cheryl Heyda

    We were just saying, we need to get together, sad. Sue and I were great friends in high school, living across the street, we were together alot. Especially since she had a car,lol. Driving to dundas alot. She had a great laugh, she will be missed. Rest in peace!

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  4. Melanie Nordwall (Banks)

    Sue was an amazing woman who always had a smile on her face and made people smile. I had the privilege of meeting her for the first time in the early 80’s when we worked together at the Ideal Cafe. Her amazing smile will be missed by many.
    Heaven has a true angel now.
    RIP Sue, you will be missed by many

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  5. Rosemary Swedin (David's cousin)

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. She was taken much too soon. I remember her smile and happy nature.

    Reply

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