June 22, 2019
Helen Loretta Suess was called home to be with her Lord on June 22, 2019. She was born in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Henry and Eva Schwartz. Helen was one of eight children. In the 1940's the Schwartz family moved to Lodi, California and later to Orland, California, where Helen graduated from high school. After moving back to Lodi, Helen met and married LeRoy Charles Suess and was married for 65 years before LeRoy was called to be with his Lord. They spent their life raising their family and enjoying the many activities of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Recently Helen became a great-great grandmother.
Together LeRoy and Helen built their life starting their own electrical contracting business in Manteca, California and also enjoyed ranching. They operated a cattle and hay ranch for many years. In 2002 they moved to McKinleyville, California where they enjoyed their last days together. Helen was a faithful servant of God and loved the Lord, committing her life to him at a young age. She loved her church, New Heart Community Church and had many friends there.
Helen is survived by her son, Mardy Suess; daughter, Brenda and husband Pete Peterson; grandchildren, Valerie and husband Tim Lakey, Christine and husband Everett Easley, Angie Krueg, Ryan and wife Jennifer Peterson, Mark Peterson and fiance Caitlin Madsen; great grandchildren, Nick and wife Leslie Lakey, Mandy Lakey and fiance Riley Larranaga, Alex and wife Mandy Easley, Seth Easley, Hayley Easley, Karly Krueg, Korina Krueg, Tanner Peterson, Josie Peterson and Emmett Foster; and great-great granddaughter, Lucy Lakey. She is also survived by her brother Marvin and wife Charlene Schwartz.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, located at 831 Industrial Way, Lodi CA, 95240.
A Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 2019 at Cherokee Memorial Park, located at Harney Lane at Hwy 99, Lodi, CA 95240. and a Celebration of Life service will be held at New Heart Community Church in McKinleyville, California at a later date.