Susan LaCombe was born on February 14, 1947 at Minneapolis, MN, the daughter of David and Louise (Bayliss) LaCombe. She grew up in Minneapolis and graduated in 1965 from West High School. She married James Mattson on May 6, 1967 in Minneapolis. The couple lived in many different locations and ended up living in Hamel, MN before finally moving to Sherman, SD. While in Sherman, the couple divorced. She then moved to Trent and worked at the EROS Data Center near Garretson for 33 years. She retired on December 31, 2012.
Susan was a member of Trent Baptist Church and Trent Study Club. She also served as the secretary of the Trent American Baptist Women. She enjoyed many trips to Camp Judson in the Black Hills.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother David.
She is survived by her children, Brian Mattson of Sioux Falls, Jannelle Jacobs of Trent; her 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Marie Ziebarth of Flandreau and Marilynn Steiner of Minnetonka, MN; and her sister-in-law, Connye LaCombe of St. Paul, MN.