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Susan 'Sue' Ommen

June 12, 1949 February 6, 2019
Susan 'Sue' Ommen
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Obituary for Susan 'Sue' Ommen

Susan “Sue” Ommen 69 of Harmony passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle of MS on February 6th, 2019 at St. Mary's in Rochester, MN. 

Sue was born in Hopkins, MN on June 12th, 1949 to Lyle and Helen (Jensen) Wynkoop.  After graduating from Hopkins High School she went to Mankato State College and received a 4 year degree in elementary education. 

While attending college she met the love her life, Lu Ommen and they were married on October 9th, 1971.  She taught elementary for a year in Mankato, MN until they ventured out to Denver, CO where she taught elementary for 3 years.  They came back to Mankato and she worked in early childhood education until they moved to Harmony in 1977 where they made their home and raised their family. 

Sue was very involved in her community and loved volunteering.  She loved all types of flowers and enjoyed gardening.  She was one of the co-founders of the Harmony Garden Club, was in book club, volunteered at the Harmony Visitor Center, enjoyed being a part of the "Golden Happenings" and was active with Fillmore County Special Olympics.  She wrote for several area newspapers throughout several years to fulfill her passion for writing.  She was very active in her church, church choir and circle.  She will be remembered for her loving smile and compassion for everyone.  All of her grandchildren held a very special spot in her heart and now she will be their guardian angel. 

Sue is survived by her husband, Lu and faithful companion, Gilbert of Harmony, MN, son Josh Ommen of Apache Junction, AZ, daughter Gina (Mike) Ommen-Flaby of Harmony, MN. Her 3 grandchildren Natalie, Oliver and Hunter.  Her children by heart Ed (Cher) Block of Rowley, IA along with their daughters and grandchildren, Gisel Velazquez of Colorado Springs, CO along with her daughter.  She is also survived by 3 sisters and 1 brother, several nieces and nephews and lifelong friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother in law. 

Memorial service for Sue will be held at 12pm on Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at Greenfield Lutheran church in Harmony, MN.  Visitation will be held two hours before the service on February 13th, 2019. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be designated to Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony Community Foundation or Fillmore County Special Olympics.


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Visitation

Wednesday

13

Feb

10:00 AM 2/13/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 2/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
Greenfield Lutheran

235 Main Ave South
Harmony, Minnesota 55939

Greenfield Lutheran
235 Main Ave South Harmony 55939 Minnesota
United States

Service

Wednesday

13

Feb

12:00 PM 2/13/2019 12:00:00 PM
Greenfield Lutheran

235 Main Ave South
Harmony, Minnesota 55939

Greenfield Lutheran
235 Main Ave South Harmony 55939 Minnesota
United States
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