Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Susan Flaschenriem of Watkins, formerly of Seattle, Wash., died Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at the Hilltop Health Care Center in Watkins, surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer. She was 55.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas with Fr. Thomas Olson and Fr. Richard Gross officiating. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins with parish prayers at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church Saturday. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.
Susan Flaschenriem was born Sept. 20, 1956, in St. Cloud to Wilfred and Jean (Vouk) Flaschenriem. She resided on the west coast for the last 30 years, which included Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. She worked as an administrative assistant and was a much loved and valued employee of Wells Fargo.
She was a writer as well as a playwright, with one of her plays performed at the Mae West Fest for Women Playwrights. She also performed in live action and radio plays. Susan loved to travel, traveling yearly to the Shakespeare Festival in Oregon, as well as to Europe in 2006. Susan loved her cats, creative writing, theater, thunderstorms, reading, blogging and free-lance reporting, including a published piece on the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
Susan was preceded in death by her mother Jean (Vouk) Flaschenriem.
She is survived by her father and step-mother Wilfred and Ardella Flaschenriem of Watkins; brother and sisters and their spouses Deb (and John) Magedanz of Eden Valley, David Flaschenriem of Boston, Mass., Linda (and Tom) Faber of Watkins, Karen (and Bob) Sermon of Ramsey; step-brothers and step-sister and their spouses Roger (and Mary Ann) Lutgen of Minneapolis, Allen Lutgen of Watkins, Shirley Lutgen of St. Cloud, Ken (and Betty) Lutgen of Watkins, Jim (and Anita) Lutgen of Crystal; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.