TRUMAN - A Funeral Mass for Suzanne C. Shoemaker, 26, of Truman, Minn., will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, at St. Katherine's Catholic Church in Truman, Minn., with Father Timothy Hall, Celebrant. Inurnment will take place at a later date.
Suzie died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at her home in Truman, due to depression.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today, Aug. 28, 2014, and one hour prior to the service, all at St. Katherine's Catholic Church in Truman. A parish prayer service will be held 5 p.m. today, Aug. 28, 2014, at St. Katherine's Catholic Church.
Suzanne "Suzie" Constance Shoemaker was born May 3, 1988, in Fairmont, Minn., to Mona Hoscheid and Ricky Shoemaker. Suzie could typically be found in jeans, a T-shirt or a hoodie with her curly hair in a ponytail or bandana. She was a 2006 graduate of Truman High School. After graduation, she worked at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre and attended Rasmussen Business School in the Twin Cities, where she lived with her cousin, Angela and Joe Terry and family. Moving to Florida in 2008, her next great adventure was her position at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., for almost five years. She happily worked in Outdoor Foods in the Animal Kingdom. Suzie returned to Truman in 2012 and took a position at Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Suzie has lots of friends who will miss her every day. Suzie enjoyed music and acting even though she would tell you she wasn't good at it. She had an extensive collection of DVDs, VCR tapes and CDs. Suzie loved to travel, even if it was a road trip to Perch Lake to look at the stars or a trip to Illinois to play with her niece and nephew. Her room was filled with pictures of her nephew Connor and niece Bella who she adored. Ashley and Amy were both lifelong friends and classmates. Suzie was thrilled when she was able to go to Italy to say farewell to her school adopted sister, Sophia, our Italian foreign exchange student who attended Truman during the 2005-2006 school year. Having endured multiple surgeries oven the past three years, she was still quick with a smile and laugh for others and always eager to help if she could. Spending the last seven months home with Grandma Hoscheid, recovering from another injury and surgery, she was working on her family tree and was surprised by how many people and places she found connections to.
Missing her forever, she leaves behind her mother, Mona L. Hoscheid of Truman, Minn.; father, Ricky L. Shoemaker of Granada; brother, Patrick L. Hoscheid and wife, Jaclyn, and their children Connor and Bella of Shawneetown, Ill.; grandparents, Mary Hoscheid of Truman, Minn., Connie Lange of Fairmont, Minn., Duane and Kathie Shoemaker of Mesa, Ariz.; great-grandmother, Pearl Bahr of Fairmont; and many extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Marvin L. Hoscheid; grandfather, Gene Lange; uncle, Mark Hoscheid; great-grandfather, Lyle Bahr; cousins, Riley Dahlberg and Shane Terry; great-grandparents and other family members and friends.
Our prayer to all our family and friends ... if you even think you or someone else you love needs help, make it happen, even if you take them to it kicking and screaming, cost be damned.