Susan Ellen Lacher, 99, Aberdeen, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Avera Mother Joseph Manor, Aberdeen. Blessed be her memory.
Susan Ellen Rusinak was born March 14, 1913, to John and Mary (Korba) Rusinak at Buffalo, N.Y. At a young age, her family moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where she received her education. She then took a home study course in Civil Defense and received a certificate from Staff College at Battle Creek Michigan.
Susan was united in marriage to John Lacher on July 29, 1950, at the Ascension Catholic Church in Minneapolis. John, a railroad employee, and Susan lived in Wahpeton, N.D., for four years before he was transferred to Aberdeen in 1954. At the time of her marriage, Susan was a commission payroll employee in the Auditing Department for Dayton County. In Aberdeen, she was employed as an invoice receiver and clerk for Montgomery Ward Company and also worked as a buyer and clerk at the Olwin Angel Store. During World War II, Susan rolled bandages for the Red Cross, earning a cap and a pin. She also worked on the Sugar Rationing Board in Minneapolis. John passed away in 2010 and Susan continued to make Aberdeen her home until the time of her death.
Susan was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters, the American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliaries, Women of the Moose and the Milwaukee Railroad Women’s Club.
Susan enjoyed reading, walking, listening to music and singing with her friends.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Susan is preceded in death by her husband, John, parents, three sisters and two brothers.