Susan M. Schetgen, 53, of 2612 Marquette Place, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012, at home.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 24, at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road.
Susan was born on Aug. 11, 1958, in Dubuque, daughter of Donald and Bernice (Guler) Beresford. She graduated with honors from Northeast Iowa Community College with a degree in nursing and worked as a registered nurse at The Finley Hospital.
Mom always a wonderful person, full of life and love. A mother most of her life, she raised six beautiful children. She was a hard worker, extremely talented and smart. She always knew what to do and displayed a keen mother's intellect. She said it best, she was perfect at her job.
She enjoyed gardening and had a deep love for flowers. She was a person of great strength, will and perseverance. She instilled in others a great work ethic and respect for life. Her bubbly and friendly personality will live on in the hearts of her loved ones. Mom, we love you and miss you.
Surviving are her mother, Bernice Beresford; six children, Layla B. Ryan, Rachel R. Ryan, Jacob R. Ryan, Matthew T. Ryan, Tyler J. Schetgen and Sadie M. Schetgen; grandchildren, Ruby, Winnie, Keiser and Eleni; her siblings, Gary (Debbie) Beresford, Linda (Roger) Tishauser, Thomas Beresford and Edward (Cheryl) Beresford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald T. Beresford; and a grandson, Devon N. Henkel.