Suzanne LaRae (Ausen) Kelly of Lake Mills IA, formerly of North Mankato passed away peacefully at Laurels Peak Rehabilitation Center on Monday, April 10, 2023.
Arrangements are being handled by Woodland Hills Funeral Home. A private family burial service will be held on Friday, April 14.
Sue was born on June 3, 1946 in Albert Lea, MN to Ardell and Phyllis (Kell) Ausen of Lake Mills, IA. She was a 1964 graduate of Lake Mills High School and attended Mankato Commercial College. On April 15 1967, she married the love of her life Patrick Kelly at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Mankato. To this union two sons, Ryan and Shea, were born. They made their home in North Mankato for many years. Sue retired from the Mankato Clinic after a long and successful career. She loved traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Suzanne is survived by her sons, Ryan (Angela) Kelly and Shea (Melissa) Kelly of Mankato; grandchildren Destenie (Ethan) Wilkerson, Teagan Kelly, and Kendrick Kelly; great grandchildren Zoey Kelly, Ryker Wilkerson, and Jasper Wilkerson; sister Candy (Doug) Hanna; nieces Amy (Tom) Wilhelm and Megan (Ben) Peterson and their families, and by many friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband Pat in 1994; her parents; her mother-in-law Leona (Bruce) Church, and many beloved pets.
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