Suzanne (Mrs. Del) Chapman, age 83 of Faribault, died on Saturday, March 21, 2009 at her home.
Funeral services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, Faribault on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Craig Breimhorst, officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Wells.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at church for one half hour prior to the service on Friday.
Suzanne was born to Henry and Lillian (Oren) Nixon on July 21, 1925 in St. Paul. She graduated from Wells High School in 1943 and St. Olaf College in 1947. Sue married Delbert Chapman on August 21, 1947 in Wells and they enjoyed 63 years together. Sue, Del and Cindy spent many years in Sun City, AZ before moving to Faribault in 1995. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Wells. She taught Hardanger (Norwegian stitching) and sewing and enjoyed fishing.
She is survived by her husband, Del of Faribault; three daughters, Cindy Chapman of Faribault, Deb Freeman of Warsaw and Pam Chapman of Faribault; four grandchildren, Mandy, Caleb, Jacob and Eric; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Del & Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember the fun times the boys had when they visited your home on lake Frances & Sue made malts in the malt machine, fished & just had a wonderful time. Sue & Cindy were so good with Pam & she loved them both. I was never able to find some one to care for her that measured up. Sue was a wonderful person, keep her memories alive in your hearts forever. Margie
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. TED AND JAN CARLSON WELLS, MN
We were shocked to see Sue's obituary in the Wells paper. We couldn't get to see during this time but want you to know how much we care and remember the good times we had back in Wells. Had not heard that Sue was ill or any reason for her death. If you wish, please e-mail us. We especially remember the times that Darin, our youngest, stayed with Sue and Cindy on the days that I worked. He is now 38 years old and a piano performance degree. Did play at Carnegie Hall 2 years ago. That little boy that sat in that high chair at your lunch table. We send our love and sympathy to your family.
I saw Suzanne's obituary in the Wells Mirror tonight. Sorry to hear the bad news. I always enjoyed visiting with Suzanne. Cindy and I were in the same class and I believe I was the first guy to dance with her at one of our teen dances. I wonder if she remembers that? Gramma Naomi Clarke and Lil were always good friends and I will always remember your beautiful house in Wells. Again, sorry for your loss. Sincerely Chuck Clarke
Many memories of your families life in Wells, your mom was a sweetheart and many fun times with her and your family. My prayers go to your family at this time of sadness, may you remember how wonderful Sue was to everybody. Del,Cindy, Deb, and Pam, you have my deepest sympathy. Shera (Zabel) Steckelberg
Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Deb and family I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know your mother well but every time I saw her she was so kind to me. She reminded me of my mother. Take Care, Nancy
Sue was the greatest pesron that I have ever had the pleasure to know. I used to live with her and we would stay up late and she would tell me stories of her life. Del, Cindy, Pam, Eric, and family I am so sorry for your loss. I know that it is a very tough time but if you need anything at all, please contact me. She was truely loved. Ieshia, Tristan, and Alaina
I know cindy chpman her daughter she bowls with me on thursday night project able bowling my thoughts and prayers are with u at this difficult time