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Susan Jordahl

Susan A. Jordahl
March 27, 1936 April 2, 2017

Susan A. Jordahl, age 81, of Willmar, died Sunday morning, April 2, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, April 7, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. The interment will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, April 7, at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. on Thursday at Peterson Brother Funeral in Willmar and will continue for one hour prior to the services at the church. www.petersonbrothers.com

Susan Annette Jordahl was born on March 27, 1936, in Danvers, Minnesota, the daughter of Leo and Bernice (Mitchell) Hennessy. She grew up in the Danvers community, graduated from Benson High School in 1954 and from the General Hospital School of X-Ray Technology in 1955. She was employed at the Willmar Clinic (now known as ACMC) for over 42 years, retiring in 1997. On July 3, 1958, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boyd, Minnesota, Susan was united in marriage to Dennis Jordahl and they made their home in Willmar. She was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church, serving on the altar guild for many years. Susan enjoyed hardanger work and made many beautiful pieces large and small. She made sure all her nieces, nephews and many friends were gifted with her work. Susan also enjoyed knitting, embroidery, gardening, making sauerkraut, jams and lefse. Susan and Dennis traveled together to Europe, Hawaii and throughout the lower 48 states.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis; three sisters, Beatrice Pearson of Hancock, Beverly Pearson of Glenwood and Marian (and Jerry) Johnson of Watertown; one brother, George Hennessy of Melbourne, FL., a brother-in-law, Robert Walquist; and a sister-in-law, Carol Barrett of Ortonville, besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Lenore Nissen, Norma Jean Walquist and a sister in infancy; one sister-in-law, Jo Hennessy and four brothers-in-law, Glenn Nissen, Alfred Pearson, Harold Pearson and Robert Barrett.

Cemetery Details

Fairview Cemetery
Gorton Avenue NW
Willmar, MN, 56201


APR 6. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


APR 7. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

411 Becker Avenue SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


Celebration of Life

APR 7. 11:00 AM

Bethel Lutheran Church

411 Becker Avenue SW

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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On behalf of our family she will be missed so much. I dropped a plant and air balloon with her last Sunday Morning. She grabbed my arm and said Corey make sure my "Denny" is taken care of. I would stop at the house and see them both after Denny retired. She made the BEST great sauce and from her garden and lately the public garden in front Willmar Bus Service off of Willmar Ave. She will be missed greatly!!! The Entire Walthers Family and staff from COAT & Tie.

C Walthers - April 02, 2017 at 09:01 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

C Walthers lit a candle in memory of Susan A. Jordahl

C Walthers - April 03, 2017 at 01:49 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

~ Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dennis. Rest in Peace, Aunt Susan...and thank-you. Love,Willie Pearson Family

William Pearson - April 04, 2017 at 08:21 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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William Pearson - April 04, 2017 at 08:31 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Bountiful European Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Susan A. Jordahl.

April 07, 2017 at 12:04 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM