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Official Obituary of

SUZANNE GRAHN

March 7, 1949 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

SUZANNE GRAHN Obituary

Suzanne Marie (Lance) Grahn, age 75, peacefully entered her eternal Home on Monday, March 11, 2024. She was surrounded by family during her final days. Sue dealt with health problems most of her life, but she never allowed them to keep her down. It would be wrong to say that Sue lost her battle because she never stopped fighting, she was a warrior like no other!! No matter how sick she was, she was always fierce and determined. When anyone else would have broken, Sue stayed strong. When the doctors told her she couldn’t, or wouldn’t, she took that as a challenge! She always overcame and exceeded any expectations of the medical professionals. Through her, we know what resilience and perseverance truly look like. We know what true strength looks like! There was absolutely no quit in Sue.  Just because she is no longer here, it doesn’t mean she quit, or she lost her fight, it simply means that her body was tired, and her soul was ready to be with Jesus, and her loved ones who left before her. Most importantly, her grandson Lucas, her daughter-in-law Roxi and her parents.

Sue was born in Minneapolis on March 7,1949, to Doris and James (Jerry) Mullane, who were selfless enough to give this precious little girl up for adoption. They gave the best gift possible to Emmet and Harriet (Strandlund) Lance and in return, Emmet and Harriet gave this beautiful little baby a wonderful life with the best parents a little girl could ask for! Sue grew up in Braham, MN.

She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Grahn in 1968. They went on to have 3 children and raised their family in Excelsior, MN. After Jim retired, they moved to Mora, MN. Sue was very creative and loved doing any kind of crafts, but she had a special affinity for sewing and was quite the seamstress. Her proudest sewing projects were creating and sewing her wedding dress, a contract with General Mills to make windsocks, making the evening gowns and costumes for Mrs. Minnesota. She was also actively involved with the Intercambio student exchange program.  Sue was an amazing wife and mother. She was loving, supportive, encouraging and always put others first.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Lucas Grahn, daughter-in-law Roxi Grahn, brother William Mullane and sister Julianne Lance.

Sue is survived by husband Jim, son Christopher, daughters Amy (Mandy) and Alison, sisters Dianne (Gerald) Sizer, Mary Karpinen, Patricia (Mike) Peterson, brother James (Pat) Mullane, grandchildren Keyshawn Johnson, James Johnson, Parker Grahn and Kaley Grahn, dearest friend Kathi Conrad, grand-dog Gus and many dear sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, who remember her kind heart and fighting spirit. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at St. Mary's Catholic church in Mora.

Memorial Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

A Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

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Services

Memorial Visitation
Saturday
March 23, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic - Mora
201 E. Forest Ave
Mora, MN 55051

Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday
March 23, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic - Mora
201 E. Forest Ave
Mora, MN 55051

Luncheon
Saturday
March 23, 2024

12:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic - Mora
201 E. Forest Ave
Mora, MN 55051

Private Inurnment

Rice Lake Cemetery, Braham

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