Susanna Ellison, 83, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at St. Luke's UnityPoint Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Dec. 8, 2018, at Peace Church, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Pastor Mike Cleeton will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, Iowa, has taken Susanna and her family into their care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
Surviving is her husband, Richard; a son, Tony (Tammy); six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and seven siblings, Esther Kirby, Martha Lantermans, P.J. (Betty) Hasler, Ken (Bev Harms) Hasler, Jim Hasler, Lester (Yolanda) Hasler and Robert (Sharon) Hasler.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three children, Jody, Terri and Tracey.
Susanna Mary Hasler was born Sept. 23, 1935, in Monticello. She was the daughter of James and Katherine (Meyer) Hasler. Susie graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the Class of 1954. She married Richard Ellison on Sept. 26, 1954, at the Evangelical Reform Church. She was employed at Teadrows Sweet Shop and, in more recent years, at Asgrow Seed in Anamosa. For most of her life, Susie was a mom and farm wife.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting and crocheting. She crocheted blankets and afghans for everyone in the family. She and her daughter Terri made quilts for hospice. She was a caring and loving person who always was there to help.