Susan ‘Sue’ Jane (Youngerman) Marth
Susan ‘Sue’ Jane (Youngerman) Marth, died Sept. 24 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in the arms of God and family at the age of 75. Sue battled Parkinson’s with a quiet strength. Her faith and her family were what mattered most to Sue.
A funeral service will be held for Sue at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30 at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City at 1:30 p.m.
Visitation will be held at Hauser-Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 and an hour prior to the funeral in Rockford at the Zion Church on Thursday.
Sue, the daughter of Wilhelm and Helen (Leymaster) Youngerman was born on Sept. 9, 1946 in Charles City, Iowa. She was the second of five children and grew up on a farm outside Charles City. She attended country school until fifth grade and then attended school in Charles City and graduated in 1964. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1968 followed by an internship at St. Paul Ramsey. She married James ‘Jim’ Marth Sept. 13, 1969 and lived in the rural Rockford area until fall of 2000 moving into the town of Rockford. Their marriage was blessed with three children and later six grandchildren. Sue worked most of her career at Comprehensive Systems as a dietitian in Charles City from 1982 until she retired in 2011.
Sue was a kind, gentle person that cared much about her faith and family. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and belonged to the circle, attended Bible studies, made prayer shawls, and taught Sunday school for many years. She also belonged to a group called Young Mothers. She served on the Rockford library board. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts and was a Boy Scout chairman in the Rockford council. She was a troop co-leader for Girl Scouts. She helped with her sister’s ceramic business, Country Mouse.
Sue loved being present for all the school and sporting events of her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling to Tofte, MN, Colorado, and Hampton Cabin in Clear Lake. She enjoyed scrapbooking her trips and family memories so they would last forever. She made homemade cards and was an avid reader. She enjoyed doing jigsaw and crossword puzzles, games on her iPad or with family, and watching game shows like Price is Right, Jeopardy, and Wheel of Fortune. She was an excellent cook and always up for eating desserts. Her favorites were lemon bars, mini cherry cheesecake blizzards, and anything with caramel.
She is survived by her loving husband Jim, three children: Alvin (Tina) Marth, Billy (Laura) Marth, and Kathy (Bradley Gorman) Marth, six grandchildren: Cory, Tyler, Malia, Liam, Grace, and Marissa, sister Judith Brooks, brother David Youngerman and 7 nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Wilhelm and Helen Youngerman, brother William Youngerman, sister Sara Youngerman, and niece Amy Sneider.
Sue’s last sentence to family she was able to say in her final days was “Love you completely” and she certainly was loved back by her family just as much. A phrase that got her through this last year was “God’s got this.” She was reminded of this as she passed from her family’s arms to God’s.
The family would appreciate donations in her memory to Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford, Iowa.