Susan Ommen, 69, of Harmony

Susan Ommen

Susan “Sue” Ommen, 69, of Harmony, died peacefully after a lengthy battle of MS on Friday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

She was born on June 12, 1949, in Hopkins, Minn., to Lyle and Helen (Jensen) Wynkoop.

After graduating from Hopkins High School she went to Mankato State College and received a four-year degree in elementary education.

While attending college she met the love her life, Lu Ommen and they were married on Oct. 9, 1971.

She taught elementary for a year in Mankato until they ventured out to Denver, Colo., where she taught elementary for three years. They came back to Mankato and she worked in early childhood education until they moved to Harmony in 1977 where they made their home and raised their family.

She was very involved in her community and loved volunteering. She loved all types of flowers and enjoyed gardening. She was one of the co-founders of the Harmony Garden Club, was in book club, volunteered at the Harmony Visitor Center, enjoyed being a part of the "Golden Happenings" and was active with Fillmore County Special Olympics. She wrote for several area newspapers throughout several years to fulfill her passion for writing. She was very active in her church, church choir and circle. All of her grandchildren held a very special spot in her heart.

She is survived by her husband, Lu; faithful companion, Gilbert of Harmony; son, Josh Ommen of Apache Junction, Ariz.; daughter, Gina (Mike) Ommen-Flaby of Harmony; three grandchildren, Natalie, Oliver and Hunter; her children by heart, Ed (Cher) Block of Rowley, Iowa, along with their daughters and grandchildren, Gisel Velazquez of Colorado Springs, Colo., along with her daughter; three sisters; one brother; several nieces and nephews and lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law.

A memorial service for her was held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Greenfield Lutheran Church, Harmony Community Foundation or Fillmore County Special Olympics.

Lindstrom Funeral Home is assisting the family.