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SUSAN EMMA (ULSCHMID) LUNDGREN

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SUSAN EMMA (ULSCHMID) LUNDGREN

1956-2014

Susan Emma (Ulschmid) Lundgren, 57, of Perham, passed away on Feb. 24 at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. She was born in Perham on Dec. 10, 1956 to Ramona (Blauert) Ulschmid and the late George Ulschmid Jr. of Frazee, Minn. She grew up on her father's farm in Frazee, the third of seven children. She leaves behind these beloved siblings: Debra (Roger) Engstrom, Joel (Julie) Ulschmid, Jeff (Diane) Ulschmid, Loran (Lena) Ulschmid, Larry (Linda) Ulschmid, and DeeAnn (Glen) Schaefer. She loved all of her siblings very much and they gave her many nieces and nephews who she loved also.

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After graduation Susan worked as a secretary at Frazee High School where she met her husband of 37 years, Dwight Lundgren. They were married on Oct. 3, 1976 and completed their family with two daughters, Sarah Lundgren of Hawley, Minn., and Rachel (Brian) McLemore of Jasper, Ala. She was a devoted and loving mother and wife. She made a beautiful home for her family in Perham and helped to provide for them working at United Community Bank. She worked there for 27 years, starting as a proof operator and ending her career there as the data processing officer. Susan developed many lifelong friendships within United Community Bank.

Her family extends beyond those she was related to. She worked her way into the hearts of her co-workers and even the friends of her children. There were many people who called her "Mom," aside from Rachel and Sarah.

Susan was an incredibly strong and devoted woman, strong in her faith with a youthful sense of humor that was absolutely infectious. Her laugh was unforgettable as it was often so full of joy that it took her breathe away. She loved to share it with her grandchildren whom she sadly leaves behind: Daniel, Jack and Emma McLemore. They were the light of her life and brought out the giddy and playful little girl that was always inside her heart.

Susan was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and bravely won that battle in 2010. Sadly, the cancer returned and was found in her bones in 2012. This battle was hard fought, but couldn't be won. She will be greatly missed by the ones who loved her as she was such a pillar of strength to them all.

She is preceded in death by her father, George Ulschmid Jr. and her grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 1, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Perham, with the Reverend Del Stohs officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, from 4-8 p.m. at Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham with a prayer service at 7 and also one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery - Evergreen, rural Frazee.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit www.schoenebergerfuneralhome.com.

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