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Suzanne "Sue" Treinen

Suzanne “Sue” (Melentovich) Treinen, 62 years old, of Remsen, IA, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at Orange City Health Systems Hospital in Orange City, IA.
        Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen with Rev. William McCarthy officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Remsen.  Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.  There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters rosary all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen, IA.
        Suzanne was born July 22, 1949, at Sioux City, IA, the daughter of Walter & Mary Ruth (Morgan) Melentovich.  Sue grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Bishop Heelen High School in 1967.  She attended Briar Cliff College and graduated in 1971 with a degree in speech therapy.
        On Sept. 16, 1972 she married Magnus (Max) Treinen.  The couple made their home on a farm east of Remsen.  In 1976 they moved to the family farm near Remsen where she raised a family and kept Max in line.  There’s no doubt she’s in Heaven.
        Suzanne was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church & church guild, Catholic Order of Foresters, & The Chit Chat Club of Marcus.  During her free time Sue enjoyed reading books on her Kindle & praying numerous rosaries for anyone in need of prayers.  Spending time with family was her favorite thing to do.  Marlene Harpenau had her number on speed dial for working at every church & school function.  She was an amazing & loving wife, mother, and friend.  She will be greatly missed.
        Survivors include; her husband, Max of Remsen; one daughter, Kairee Gesink & her husband Nick of Sioux Center, IA; one son, Nathan Treinen & his wife Kristin & their daughter Paige of Sioux City, IA; brothers & sisters-in-law, Danny Treinen & his wife Rosemary of Hubbard Lake, MI, Tom Treinen of Barefoot Bay, FL, Mary Bruening & her husband Jerry of Fort Dodge, IA, Wayne Treinen & his wife Linda of Laguna Hills, CA, Richard Treinen & his wife Pat of Sioux City, IA, Rose Treinen of Fort Dodge, IA.
        Preceded by: her parents, Walter & Mary Ruth Melentovich.
        Casket Bearers will be:
        Catholic Order of Foresters Honorary Bearers will be:
          In Lieu of Flowers the family requests donations be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Roofing Project in Remsen & St. Mary’s School in Remsen.

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Max and Family - We are saddened to hear of Sue's passing. What a wonderful lady she was. God only takes the best, and he sure did this time! Know that you are all in our prayers during this very difficult time. Peace be with you.

Ken and Kelly Hajek Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dear Max and family, I was sorry to hear of Sue's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I hope all the happy memories you created over the years comfort you at this time. Lots of prayers coming your way, Nancy (Means) Hunt

Nancy Hunt Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I still can't believe that Sue has moved on to that final stage in life. Just think she has spent her first Thanksgiving with our Lord, what a joy for her! Yet those who remain here will continue to miss yet always and forever remember that beautiful smile she always wor...

Carmen & Rod Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. I always remember she was so proud of her children when she would come visit with me at conferences; you should know how much you were all loved by this lovely woman. The promise from our greatest teacher is that He is with y...

Barb Shostak Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Mary Jo-Jim Peters Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Max, so sorry for your lose. Will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Mary Jane (Konz) Burke Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Kairee and family...I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know your family is in my prayers.

Yvette Boysen Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Suzanne and I were friends as young girls, when she lived on 19th street in Sioux City and spent many good times together. We reconnected years later when our mothers both resided at North Park. May God grant you peace and comfort as you grieve.

Debby (Mason) Landau Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM