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Susan M Samson

October 5, 1947 — February 14, 2022

Funeral service for Susan Marie Samson, 74, of rural Gilbert, will be 11:00am Monday, February 21, 2022 at Heritage Trail Bible Church in McKinley with Pastor Gus Layman officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior at the church.  Burial will be in the Gilbert Cemetery.  Arrangements by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.

While recovering from a stroke suffered on January 6, 2022, Susan experienced a heart attack and died at her home on Monday, February 14, 2022.

She was born October 5, 1947 in Virginia, Minnesota to Francis and Mary (Norcia) Gagnon.  Susan was a 1965 graduate of Mt. Iron High School and later worked for Christensen Parts Service in Virginia as a bookkeeper.

On March 22, 1969 she married Bernard Samson of Gilbert.  They moved to Forest Lake, Minnesota where Susan worked as a secretary, first for a local insurance company and later for the Forest Lake High School guidance counselors’ office.

In 1977 the family returned to Gilbert where she was a homemaker, raised her family and co-owned and operated Samson Harness Shop.  She was still currently active in working with clients and managing the business until the day she went home to the Lord. 

Susan attended Heritage Trail Bible Church for 42 years.  She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who cherished time with her family, friends and relatives.  She enjoyed photography and loved to read and keep journals.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Bernard; children: Lisa (Darren) Leet of Greenville, SC and Thomas (Sarah) Samson of Gilbert; grandchildren: Conrad, Marlowe, Jakob, Margreta and Corbin; siblings: Karen (Bruno) Devescovi, Steven (Gloria) Gagnon and Annette (John) Tornquist; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Mary.


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Monday, February 21, 2022

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