St. Helena— Joan M. Suing, 88, St. Helena, died Oct. 5, 2020, at the Arbor Care Center, Hartington.
Funeral Mass was Oct. 10 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Helena, with the Rev. Fr. Eric Olsen as Celebrant.
Burial followed in the parish cemetery.
Visitation, with a vigil service and Holy Rosary, were Oct. 9 at the church, and was continued one hour prior to service time on Saturday.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, friends and family were encouraged to participate through live streaming of Joan’s services at: https://www.facebook.com/opsahlkostel/live. Those wishing to attend in person were asked to wear a mask and to practice social distancing guidelines. Arrangements were under the direction of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, S.D.
Joan was born in Menominee, to Theodore and Josephine (Tramp) Albrecht. She was the youngest of 11 children. She attended country school near their home and graduated from Mount Marty High School in 1949. She worked at JC Penney ‘s, Gurneys, Sacred Heart Monastery and Sunshine Deli. Joan married Gerald Suing Aug. 23, 1950. They lived on the farm in St. Helena for 57 years and moved to St. Helena in 2007.
Joan and Gerald were active members of Cursillo and Marriage Encounter. They enjoyed playing cards and visiting with family and friends. Joan enjoyed gardening, canning and flowers.
Joan is survived by her sons, Joe (Angela) Suing and Arron (Stacy) Suing, both of St. Helena; and Mark and friend, Gary, Wisconsin; daughter, Mary Sterling Thompson, Yankton, S.D.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, 10 great-greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jeannette Lammers, Hartington; Margaret Ann Schmidt, Menominee; Joyce Albrecht, Menominee; and Rose Mary Guenther, Crofton.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Josephine Albrecht; husband, Gerald Suing, in 2014; daughter, Laurie Suing, 2019; brothers, Vitus, Roman and Floyd; sisters, Rita, Velma, Marie, Sister Agnes, Sister Clare, Celestine and infant sister; three grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.