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Obituary for Susan Lloyd

Sue Lloyd, age 81, of Northfield, passed away, Monday, December 31, at the Northfield Hospital. Susan was born on November 29, 1937, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of John William and Geraldine Easterman Wright. Sue Wright and Tim Lloyd both attended the same high school, graduating in 1955. Susan continued her studies receiving her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude degree from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio with a major in English and German. She later received her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Tim Lloyd on December 19, […]

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Sue Lloyd, age 81, of Northfield, passed away, Monday, December 31, at the Northfield Hospital.

Susan was born on November 29, 1937, in Canton, Ohio, the daughter of John William and Geraldine Easterman Wright. Sue Wright and Tim Lloyd both attended the same high school, graduating in 1955. Susan continued her studies receiving her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude degree from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio with a major in English and German. She later received her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She was united in marriage to Tim Lloyd on December 19, 1959, in Canton. The couple spent three years in Germany while Tim was in the service. While there, Susan taught soldiers in preparation to receive their GED’s.

In 1964, the couple moved to Northfield. Susan was one of the first teachers of English at the Constance Bultman Wilson Center of Education and Psychiatry in Faribault, Minnesota. Later, she received her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Sue’s dual interest in English and psychology led to her profession teaching emotionally disturbed youth as well as teenagers with learning problems. Later she continued this work throughout the metro area. It was a position that was challenging, but that she enjoyed and took to her heart. Earlier, given her writing ability, she had worked at the Northfield News as a proofreader and editor.

Sue also volunteered her time at several community organizations. She was a member of ARTSPLAN 06: a year-long study to make recommendations to the City Council, arts organizations and to the Northfield schools regarding arts and culture. The City Council then created the Arts and Culture Commission. She also became part of the Northfield Planning Commission as well as the Rice County Mental Health Commission in Faribault.

For many years Sue and Tim and their family have enjoyed their Lake Superior retreat at Grand Portage, MN. Susan was an avid reader and was a member of two Northfield reading groups while still spending much time reading from her own choices. She later became interested in studying genealogy, an interest which led her to discover relatives in an abandoned cemetery near Faribault, MN. Once she discovered that one of Tim’s “third-great” grandparents was buried near Northfield, she began the project of restoring the Prairieville Cemetery in Faribault. For the last ten years she worked on the restoration, working with county officials, writing grants, and obtained tax-exempt status for Friends of Old Prairieville Cemetery.
Her friends have often described Sue’s true beauty as her deep friendship and caring for so many others. They, too, cared for friends, but not with the same depth and loving that came from Sue and remained forever. Few others could achieve the quality of this love.

She is survived by her husband Tim of Northfield; a son Tim Jr (Kara) of Northfield; a daughter-in-law Becky Lloyd of Clyde, NC; two granddaughters Austin and Jesse; and a brother Tom (Martha) Wright of Roebling, NJ. She was preceded in death by a son Stephen (2014) and her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, beginning at 10:30 AM at Northfield United Methodist Church with Reverend Rachel McIver Morey officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church. Burial will be at Valley Grove Cemetery in rural Nerstrand. Memorials are preferred to Friends of Old Prairieville Cemetery, Box 450, Northfield. Arrangements are by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral

10:30 AM - January 5, 2019


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Northfield United Methodist Church
1401 Maple St, Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Valley Grove Cemetery
9999 55th St E Nerstrand, 55053 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. Arlene Carroll

    I am sorry for your loss of Sue. I fondly recall Tim and Sue sharing travel with Jean Tracy and I and the rest of the St. Olaf tour group to Italy.

    Wishing you peace and comfort.
    Arlene Carroll

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  2. Pam Teorey

    So sorry to read the sad news of the passing of Sue. I enjoyed her kind personality, her know-how to get things done, her creativity and always with a warm smile. Many good memories of working together at Lakeville High School & living in Northfield. She was a gentle spirit and will be missed.

    Hugs to you across the miles, Tim & family.
    Our condolences and prayers for comfort in this sad time.

    Love, Pam & Tom Teorey

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