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Susan Kay Warpula

03/11/1952 - 01/02/2021

Susan Kay (Theis) Warpula, 68, of Hibbing, passed away suddenly at her home on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

Susan was born March 11, 1952 in Guthrie, MN to Eugene and Helen (Mortensen) Theis. She married Larry Warpula in Chisholm on March 1974 and enjoyed 46+ years of marriage together. They were blessed with a son, Clint, in 1977. They bought a small house in Hibbing in 1976 and together they hand dug the basement and did additions over the next 40+ years with the help of friends to make it the way Cream Puff wanted it. Susan worked at the Chisholm Shirt Factory in 1972, then she was a stay at home Mom until Clint was ten years old. She then went to work at Leisure Hills, Hibbing Electronics and ASI. While at ASI Susan was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and fought cancer for three different times. Chemo led to congestive heart failure, another long battle she over came and went to work at Chisholm Housing Authority until her retirement. Susan enjoyed drag racing in the 90s. She had her own car and raced in Brainerd, Fargo and Eau Claire, WI. The 2000s brought flower’s crafting and trips with her sisters. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and making various items for friends and family. She had her sewing factory set up in the kitchen by a large window with multiple machines. She could be seen sewing most days just enjoying life. She was a loving wife and mother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Susan is survived by her husband, Larry; son, Clint and significant other, Candace; sisters, Betty and Artie Weber, children, Derek and Jodi McKinzie, Emm and Ryan; Jamie Cross, children, Connor, Hope and Ally, her penpal, Aaron and Elise Weber, child, Henry, Jesse Weber, Candy Hadrava, children, Crystal Lindahl, and Levi and Emma Lindahl.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Tar and Helen Theis.

No funeral service is planned. Susan requested to be buried in Guthrie, MN by her parents.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.

6 thoughts on “Susan Kay Warpula”

  1. So very sorry to hear of Sue’s passing. She is now in the loveliest garden of all. I value her friendship and will miss her deeply. My sympathies and prayers go to Larry and Family. Heaven has gained another angel. Love and prayers Mike and Linda Mcvettie

  2. Richard Kotula says:

    Celeste & I extend our condolences on your loss. Have been a neighbor since 1981 and will always have memories of your family. Truly blessed with many years of always seeing your smiling faces.
    Rick Kotula & Celeste Monte

  3. Karen Seeman says:

    My deepest condolences. Sue was a person who was so easy to get to know, and I will miss the friendship we formed over the last 20 years. She was most certainly a treasure and will be missed greatly by so many.

  4. Petey says:

    I remember when my son and I had fallen on hard times and needed a place to live, when I walked into the Chisholm housing and saw Sue’s smiling face. My siblings and I grew up with her husband and she and Larry were very close with my brother. Sue did her best and within a week, had a place to live. So sorry for the family’s loss.

  5. Mike Arola says:

    Our heartfelt thought’s & prayer’s in the loss of dear beloved Sue ., . Take care and know she is resting peacefully 🌴🙏🚘

  6. Mike Arola says:

    Our heartfelt thought’s and prayer’s to you and your family. We can be comforted in knowing she is resting peacefully in the Lord’s arm’s 🌴🙏🚘

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