Kathleen Sura

October 11, 1946 ~ November 13, 2016 (age 70)
Kathleen S. Sura, age 70, of Willmar, passed away on the evening of November 13, after a tough battle with declining health. Friends and family members comforted Kathy at the Rice Therapy Suites in Willmar, MN in the days leading to her passing.

A celebration of life service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 16, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Kathleen Susan (Wright) Sura was born on October 11, 1946 in Compton, CA. to Luther and Elaine Wright. She was the eldest of six children. Though born in California, Kathy grew up in Minnesota. She attended primary school in Willmar and Cosmetology school in St. Cloud at the St. Cloud School of Beauty. Following graduation, Kathy worked as a hair stylist in Minneapolis, MN., Fargo, ND. and Los Angeles, CA. Later, she received her Nail Technician license and found her true passion. Kathy continued her work in the beauty industry for about 30 years. In February of 1975, Kathy married Don Sura of Los Angeles, CA. Two years later, in November of 1976, Don and Kathy welcomed a baby boy they named Donald Duane Sura. Sadly, Don Sr. passed away in 1980.

Kathy was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Willmar and was also a member of a women's bible study group. Her faith was of utmost importance in her life. Kathy also enjoyed music, dancing and shoes - she nearly had a pair in every color. And since her feet were so small, her nieces loved getting to try on Auntie Kathy's shoes because they would just about fit!

In her later years, when her son, nieces and nephews were all grown, Kathy moved to Atlanta, GA. While there, she worked as an administrative assistant at a dental group and became heavily involved with her local church. As her health started to decline, Kathy moved back to Willmar, where she got to spend quality time with her family and friends. She was home, again.

Kathy is survived by her son, Don Sura (and Tiffany Klingaman); grandson, Kashton Sura and step-grandson, Karson Davis, all of Milton, WI; three brothers, Tom (and Cheri) Wright, Randy (and Judy) Wright, and Steve (and Nancy) Wright, all of Willmar; two sisters, Becky (and Wayne) Soderfelt of Arvada, CO and Eve (and Jim) Blomquist of Scottsdale, AZ. Also surviving are her nieces, Andree Barg (Soderfelt), Bri'Ann Wright, Becca Wright, Mallorie Wright, Caitlin McGillivary (Blomquist) and Devin Blomquist; and her nephews, Ben Soderfelt, Taylor Blomquist and Jaden Wright. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her husband, Don Sura; her parents, Luther Duane and Phyllis Elaine Wright; and her grandparents, Burl and Amo Lowcock and John and Eva Tompt.

Cemetery Details

Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery
3003 8th Avenue NE
Willmar, MN, 56201


JUN 16. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


JUN 16. 11:00 AM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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