Susan J. Heldt, 67, died Friday Sept. 26, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, Minn. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn., with the Rev. Paul Moody officiating. Private burial is at Graceland Cemetery in Madison.
Susan Jane Trotter was born Sept. 9, 1947, at Redlands, Calif., to John and Jean (Sunde) Trotter. She graduated from Colton High School at Colton and earned an associate degree in business from General Beadle State College, Madison. Susan married Peter Heldt on June 10, 1967 and resided in Mapleton, Minn., and Rochester, Minn. She attended Mankato State College earning bachelor and master degrees and was a certified reading consultant. Susan taught at Kellogg Middle School, was a charter staff member of Century High School, and after retirement was adjunct reading instructor at Rochester Community and Technical College.
Survivors include her husband Peter of Rochester, Minn.; a daughter, Tana (Dale) Visser of Lindenhurst, Ill.; a son Greg (Shannon) Heldt of Rochester, Minn.; four grandchildren; a sister, Sharon (Jess) Hegge of Dell Rapids and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be directed to Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Research or Mayo Clinic Cancer Research or Seasons Hospice of Rochester.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ellsworthfh.com.