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Susie Schires, 95

Susie Schires was born in Roseau County, near Greenbush on September 3, 1918 to Peter and Rose (Kulas) Burkel.  She was baptized andconfirmed in the catholic faith at Blessed Sacrament Catholic church in Greenbush and attended school in Greenbush.
Following school she worked as a cook on a number of farms in the Greenbush area.  She was united in marriage to Edward Schires on June 21, 1938 in Greenbush and the two made their home and farmed in Dewey Township for many years. Ed passed away in 1996 and Susie continued to make her home on the farm until moving into Elderbush Manor in Greenbush in 2005. She later moved to LifeCare Greenbush Manor in 2011 where she passed away on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the age of 95 years, 4 months and 25 days.
Susie was a lifelong member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greenbush and a member of St. Anne’s Sodality.  She enjoyed embroidering, dancing, visiting with her neighbors and enjoyed her small garden and flowers.
She is survived by her son Lambert (Sharon) Schires of Greenbush; four grandchildren Lisa (John) Forst of Strathcona, Vernon Schires (Rachel) of Greenbush, Karla (Harley) McMillin of Roseau, and Heidi (Jeremy) Karnowski of Greenbush; seven great grandchildren: Lacey (Brian) Welt and Lance Forst, Carley (Trevor), Travis, and Courtney Schires, Brian (Wendy) and Trevor McMillin, one great great grandchild Emerson Jenson, one brother Tony Burkel, along with many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Susie was preceded in death by her husband Ed; four brothers, George, John, Peter, and Matthew Burkel and one sister Lizzie Schaller.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00AM, Friday, January 31, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greenbush with Fr. LuisBuitron presiding.  Jeanne Novacek was the Organist and Lance Forst was the Song Leader. Colette Mooney and Jan Burkel were the Eucharistic Ministers and Lacy Welt was the Reader.  Ely and Ethan Novacek were Alter Servers.  Casket Bearers were Gerald Burkel, Jerome Burkel, Keith Burkel, Wayne Burkel, Mike Burkel, and Kevin Melby. Honorary Bearers were St. Ann’s Sodality.  
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the church with a Prayer Service at 7 p.m., and Rosary followed led by St. Ann’s Sodality.
Visitation was also held one hour prior to services.
Interment services will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Cemetery in Greenbush in the spring.
Arrangements were entrusted to Collins Funeral Home of Greenbush.
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