ForeverMissed

Sue Barber age 62 of Tyler passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home. Memorial Service will be May 13, 2019 5:00PM at the Tyler Alliance Church located at 202 Linwood St. Tyler, MN Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will be at a later date. Online condolences may be placed at www.forevermissed.com/susan-kay-barber/

Susan “Sue” Kay (Gordon) Barber was born to Manley and Betty (Kerr) Gordon on October 14, 1956 in San Jose, CA She was baptized in Morgan Hill, CA. The family moved to Tyler, MN in 1964. She was confirmed at St. Dionysius Church in Tyler, MN in 1968.

She graduated from Tyler High School in Tyler, MN in 1976 where she was homecoming queen and class president. She attended St. Cloud State for college. On January 14, 1984 Sue married Bill Barber, and their marriage was blessed with three children. Sue was a homemaker for many years while her children grew by Arco, MN. For the past several years she worked at Danebod Village and enjoyed her work and the people very much.

Sue enjoyed working outside on the farm. She raised many horses and dogs. She had a special connection with her animals. She was creative and a talented artist. She was very proud of her children, and loved her grandchildren dearly. She always had baked goods, treats, and taco dip available for guests.

Sue’s last residence was Morning Sun Apartments in Tyler, MN. Sue was diagnosed with oral cancer in October 2017. She passed away peacefully at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on May 1, 2019 with her children by her side after her long battle with cancer. Sue formed truly special relationships with her caretakers while in hospice and at the nursing home. She donated her body to the University of Minnesota for the Anatomy Bequest Program for research.

Sue will be lovingly remembered by her children Amber and (Damon) Gomez, (Perry, KS) Brittany and (Marc) Venekamp, (Elkton, SD) Buck (Heidi) Barber (Aurora, SD).

Grandchildren – Ethan, Colton, and Brayden Gomez; Hudson Venekamp; & Brynn Barber

Brothers– Gary and (Pat) and Alan and (Diane) and James

Sisters – Kathi (Harvey) Dressen, Marlene Lazerenko, Rita (Gary) Heldt, and many cousins and nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, sister Patricia and grandchild Ella Barber.

Blessed be her memory.

There will be a private burial at a later date.

Posted by Lee Shaw on May 1, 2020
RIP Sue
Posted by Shawn and Maria Johnson on May 14, 2019
Our deepest thoughts and prayers to Sue"s family and friends.
Posted by Lee Shaw on May 12, 2019
My condolences to the family of Sue.
Posted by Julie Zimmeth on May 10, 2019
It has been a while since I have seen Sue but I can still hear her laugh! Cherish your memories.
Posted by Pat McGill on May 3, 2019
Dear Family,
I lived in Tyler MN for almost 30 years. I remember Sue's great love for life and her unique sense of humor. Celebrate her life with all your sorrow and sadness, and yet remember all the laughter and wonderful memories you will carry in your hearts the rest of your lives.

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Posted by Lee Shaw on May 1, 2020
RIP Sue
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Our deepest thoughts and prayers to Sue"s family and friends.
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My condolences to the family of Sue.
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