Lodi News-Sentinel - - LOCAL/NATION -

1922 — 2019

Helen Loretta Suess was called home to be with her Lord on June 22, 2019. She was born in Scotts­bluff, Ne­braska to Henry and Eva Schwartz. Helen was one of eight chil­dren. In the 1940’s the Schwartz fam­ily moved to Lodi, Cal­i­for­nia and later to Or­land, Cal­i­for­nia, where Helen grad­u­ated from high school. Af­ter mov­ing back to Lodi, Helen met and mar­ried LeRoy Charles Suess and was mar­ried for 65 years be­fore LeRoy was called to be with his Lord. They spent their life rais­ing their fam­ily and en­joy­ing the many ac­tiv­i­ties of their chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and great grand­chil­dren. Re­cently Helen be­came a great-great grand­mother.

To­gether LeRoy and Helen built their life start­ing their own elec­tri­cal con­tract­ing busi­ness in Man­teca, Cal­i­for­nia and also en­joyed ranch­ing. They op­er­ated a cat­tle and hay ranch for many years. In 2002 they moved to McKin­leyville, Cal­i­for­nia where they en­joyed their last days to­gether. Helen was a faith­ful ser­vant of God and loved the Lord, com­mit­ting her life to him at a young age. She loved her church, New Heart Com­mu­nity Church and had many friends there.

Helen is sur­vived by her son, Mardy Suess; daugh­ter, Brenda and hus­band Pete Peter­son; grand­chil­dren, Va­lerie and hus­band Tim Lakey, Chris­tine and hus­band Everett Easley, Angie Krueg, Ryan and wife Jen­nifer Peter­son, Mark Peter­son and fi­ance Caitlin Mad­sen; great grand­chil­dren, Nick and wife Les­lie Lakey, Mandy Lakey and fi­ance Ri­ley Lar­ranaga, Alex and wife Mandy Easley, Seth Easley, Hayley Easley, Karly Krueg, Ko­rina Krueg, Tan­ner Peter­son, Josie Peter­son and Em­mett Foster; and great-great grand­daugh­ter, Lucy Lakey. She is also sur­vived by her brother Marvin and wife Char­lene Schwartz.

A Grave­side ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Fri­day, June 28, 2019 at Chero­kee Memo­rial Park in Lodi, Cal­i­for­nia and a Cel­e­bra­tion of Life ser­vice will be held at New Heart Com­mu­nity Church in McKin­leyville, Cal­i­for­nia at a later date.

Please sign the guest book at www.lodinews.com/ guest­book.

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