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Sam (Sammarie) Durushia went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 8/6/22. Sam was a beautiful person, and a passionate master quilter. She loved woodworking, spending time visiting and playing cards with family and friends. Sam also liked to help veterans and the elderly. She was an accomplished seamstress and a 2nd degree black belt in Jujitsu. She loved DIY projects and was constantly in the middle of something new. Sam was known as a fun, adventurous, creative, humorous, bright, and charming woman.

Sam’s dying days were made peaceful by knowing she was on her way to heaven. She was surrounded by love from those who visited with her and especially her daily video chats with her mom brought her peace as well.

Sam was survived by her children: Josh Durushia, Kate Griese, Bryan Durushia, Paul Durushia, her mom Shirley Rhude (Warren), brother Bob (Deb).

Sam is so blessed to be in heaven with no pain or sorrow, walking with Jesus every-day!

Memorial service will be held Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at The Peterson Chapel in St. Michael. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jana Hiller

    Bob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sam sounds like a wonderful, beautiful person, and I know you will miss her greatly. My heart goes out to you, and I hope your strong faith and knowledge that you have people who care about you will give you comfort at this sorrowful time.

  2. Pam Landsteiner-de Looze

    Dear Bob, my sincerest condolences to you and your family as you go through the loss of your sister, Sam. May you find peace during this difficult time through the comfort of friends and family and may love surround you all now and always.

  3. Melissa

    Bob and Deb,

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was lucky to have your support these last many weeks as she traveled such a difficult journey. May she be without pain.

  4. Wanda Anderson

    Sending prayers, love and sympathy to the family. My memories of your sister go back over 40 years. She and her beautiful Mom AKA my Dear Friend Shirley were even my daughter’s Sunday School teachers! Thank you for so graciously caring for her until Jesus took her home.

  5. Chris and Megan Rognrud

    Dear Bob, Deb, Danielle and Mitch,

    We are so very sorry for the loss you are experiencing. We pray you would experience God’s healing and peace as you hold your memories together close. May God bless you all as you process Sam’s homegoing. We grieve for our own loss but celebrate the new life she has been blessed with. We love you all!


    Chris and Megan Rognrud

  6. Chris and Megan Rognrud

    Dear Bob, Deb, Danielle and Mitch,

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We pray that God would grant you peace and healing as you process the homegoing of Sam. We grieve with you, but celebrate for the new life she has in heaven. May you find comfort in your memories together and the knowledge that you will see her again soon!

    All Our Love,

    Chris and Megan

  7. Luba Reznikov

    My condolences to you and your family, Bob, as you go through the loss of your sister. I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, love and sympathy to the family.

  8. Phil& Barb Gundale

    Dear Bob, Deb, Danielle and Mitch,
    We grieve with you regarding the loss of your sister and Aunt, but thankfully we can also celebrate with you in the amazing Home going she has experienced! What an amazing gift from Jesus that is! Love you guys very much,
    Phil and Barb

  9. Barbara Gxxx

    Dear Bob and Deb,
    Sam sounds like an amazing person who squeezed so much joy out of life–for her and those lucky enough to be around her. I am so glad you were able to support her as you did.
    Sending you our very best wishes during this difficult time,
    Barbara and Shane

  10. Jayaprada Jampani

    Bob & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

  11. Ken Rowe


    I was so sorry to hear that your sister has passed away. I wish I had some words, but there are never any words. I hope peace finds you someday.



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