Susan M. Running, age 71 of Morris, Minnesota, past away Saturday, August 15, 2020, at her home.

Visitation for Sue Ronning will be Monday, August 23, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN. Visitation will continue on Tuesday from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, MN.

Funeral services for Susan Marie Ronning will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2020, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, MN, with Reverend Roger Fears officiating.  Burial will be in Good Shepard Lutheran Cemetery, rural Appleton.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, Pedersen Funeral Home is now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, and will continue taking the necessary steps to keep the facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting is available at in most situations.

Susan Marie Ronning, daughter of Orwald and Lucille (Hovde) Ronning, was born April 14, 1949 in Appleton, Minnesota.  She attended Drywood Country School and later graduated from Appleton High School. Following her schooling, Susan moved to San Francisco, CA, where she worked at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company for several years.  Susan returned to Minnesota and attended Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis.  Susan made her career as a Computer Technician for Bookman Publishing in Minneapolis.  Following her retirement, Susan returned to Appleton, MN before making her home in Morris.  She continued to live in Morris until the time of her death.

Susan was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.  She enjoyed all animals, playing cards, golfing, and cheering for the Minnesota Twins and Vikings. One of her favorite memories was backpacking through Europe. Most of all, Susan enjoyed spending time with her friends.

Survived by her sister: Mary Lee (Louis) Vann of Stillwater, MN; niece: Laura (Aaron) Connor of Minneapolis, MN; great-nephew: Oskar Connor; aunt: Mildred Peck of International Falls, MN; uncles: Edward Hovde of Seattle, WA, Gordan Hovde of Bemidji, MN, Donald (Elaine) Hovde of Puposky, MN, and Arthur Hovde of Bemidji, MN; and several cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; favorite uncle, Clifford Ronning and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Please consider leaving a personalized photo/message for the family through Pedersen Funeral Home’s Heartstrings Program, which is located at  Pedersen Funeral Home will display your photo/message for the family to have a tangible presence at their services through this difficult time.

Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.


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