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Lorane Marie Kelley "Susie"

Friday, February 17, 2017

Lorane Maire Kelley "Susie," age 89 of Burnsville, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2017.  Preceded in death by her husband, Warren P. Kelley; parents, Charles and Lena Hauger; siblings, Anthony (Demaris) Hauger, Jon (Mary Ann) Hauger, Carl (Elna) Hauger, Lawrence Hauger, Henrietta (Bill) Nado, Marie Schunk and Virginia (Wesley) Langhoff.  Survived by sister, Dorothy Sprank; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Hauger, Lenore Hansen and Kris Kelley; brother-in-law, Ardelton "Happy" Schunk and many nieces, nephews and friends.  Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 17th at the Church of St. John the Baptist, 4625 West 125th Street, Savage with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Interment Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, MN.  The family would like to thank the staff at Emerald Crest of Burnsville for their loving care.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Alzheimer's Association.


Submitted by Dr. Jason Nado on

I am very sorry to hear of my great-aunt's, Susie's, passing. I recall her presence in my life at some very pivotal moments.

Having been raised, in part, by her sister, Henrietta, and brother-in-law, Bill Nado, I can recall many phone conversations between Susie and Warren and the three of us during my many visits to my grandparents' house. Susie always displayed a strong fidelity to family and a principled approach to life and dealing with the many situations that cause challenges. For instance, when my dad, Jim Nado, was going through cancer treatment in Mexico, Susie and Warren lightened his load by sending him goodies and books to read. After his death and when the family returned from Mexico with his body, Susie and Warren welcomed everyone into their home once they arrived at the airport. Warren even took me to McDonald's for cookies that day. For her and Warren's superior demonstration of empathy and love during this tumultuous time, I will be forever grateful and mindful.

After my Grandma Nado died, I kept a correspondence with Susie as well as called her often via phone to keep in touch. She reminded me of Grandma Nado's gentle and kind disposition, and she helped me, whether she knew it or not, ease through the transition of losing my grandma.

I last saw Susie about five years ago, when my family and I traveled to MN. After I had children, it was harder to get back to MN as often as I once did. I am glad, though, that she had a chance to meet my kids and that we had a nice afternoon's conversation together.

Susie will remain in my prayers for all time. I will ask our Jesuit fathers at Marquette University, where I teach, to keep Susie in their prayers at this time. May she rest peacefully in the Lord's arms and be reunited with her loving husband.

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