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Susan “Susie” Carol Kolasa, age 69 of Rogers, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. She was born on December 20, 1950 at Saint Barnabas Hospital in Minneapolis to Alfred C. and Dorothy E. (nee Johnson) Schutte.

She was baptized on January 21, 1951 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church by Pastor Schroeder. Her sponsors were her aunt, Clara Koehler and uncle, Walter Barthel. She attended school at St. John’s Parochial School. She was confirmed in the Lutheran faith on March 22, 1964 by Pastor Pfotenhauer at St. John’s.

Susie attended high school at both Buffalo and Rockford. She graduated from Rockford High School in 1968. After high school, she attended Beauty School and worked most of her life as a Beautician out of her homes as Susie’s Cut and Curl, first in Rockford and then Rogers.

On October 15, 1983, Susan and James were united in marriage at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford.

Susie enjoyed sewing, from doll clothes to volunteering to sew items for Fairview Ridges Hospital. She was the Highlighted Volunteer in 2011 at Fairview Ridges Hospital!

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Dorothy Schutte; brother, Harland Schutte; parents-in-law, Stan and Pat Kolasa; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Vern and Peggy Kolasa, Bob Kolasa, Tony Kolasa.

Susie is survived by her husband, Jim; children, Cathy (Matt) Kohnen, Bill (Shannon) Daluge and Mark Kolasa; grandchildren, Willie (JoJo) Kohnen, Rebecca (Brian) Pettit, and Jack Daluge; great-grandchildren, Harlee and Waylon Kohnen; sister, Jeanette (John) Kohnen; nephew, John (Jodi) Kohnen; nieces, Patty (Ron) Strobel and Jeanne (Alejandro) Mazzotta and their family; and brothers-and-sisters-in-law, Marlene (Bernard) Vetsch, Beetzie Dalbec, Barb (Dave) Gilles, Marne Kolasa, Stan (Nancy) Kolasa, John (Denise) Kolasa, Margaret (Rick) Kottke, Ed (Rob) Kolasa, Tom (Dianna) Kolasa, Mary (Tim) Brown, and Claire (Bob) Lensgrav along with their families.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with a prayer service at 7:30 PM, at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Corcoran. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery in Corcoran.

Due to capacity at church for Susie’s service, friends are encouraged to pay their respects at the visitation Friday evening or Saturday prior to the service.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jeanne Mazzotta

    Aunt Susie, your beautiful spirit, high energy for life and fun demeanor will be held close in my memories! So many things come to my mind that I will miss! Love you forever and may you rest in great peace. XXX OOO Jeanne, Alejandro, Francesca, Luciano and Biscuit”

  2. Cally Strobel

    I will so miss my Great Aunt Susie’s bubbly personality! She was always willing to help those in need and could easily put a smile on your face. I’ll especially miss her joyful laugh and listening to her stories.

    Rest in heavenly peace,


  3. Mary Lou Donaghue

    Always enjoyed being with you since you were 8 years old. Loved your wit and honesty.


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