Suzanne Mary Amfahr Rahlf, 79
Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:53am admin
May 21, 1937 —
April 21, 2017
CRESCO - Suzanne Mary Amfahr Rahlf passed peacefully at the age of 79 on April 21, 2017.
Services for Suzanne and her sister, Karen Catherine Amfahr Poll, who passed in April 2014, will be held at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church in Jesup, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to St. Athanasius Parish.
Suzanne Mary Amfahr was born May 21, 1937 in Jesup, to Frank and Dorothy Frost Amfahr, the third of five children. Her happy childhood was spent in this friendly, safe, small town. She graduated in 1955 from Jesup High School.
In 1956, Suzanne met and married, Arlan Rahlf of Waverly, Iowa and moved from rural Jesup to Whittier, Calif. Her husband taught college while she tended their home and their first child.
In 1960, the couple moved back to the Midwest, eventually settling in Mason City, Iowa. Three more children livened the household. While Arlan taught at NIACC, Suzanne dedicated her life to their family and home. She was a model wife and mother. Later, she worked in daycare, pre-school and her own home cleaning service.
Arlan passed in 1991, but Suzanne carried on. She bettered her community and built friendships through several organizations, especially Questers. She delighted in hosting and assisting family gatherings, decorating her beautiful home, dressing stylishly, cultivating flowerbeds, listening to music, plus shopping store and garage sales.
In 2015, Suzanne moved to Cresco, Iowa.
Suzanne is survived by her children, Pam (Tom) Spindler, Rich (Debbie) Rahlf, Kim (Rich) Gibson and Dana (Steve) Meyer; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Jerry (Donna) Amfahr and Jim (Judy) Amfahr; one sister, Ella Amfahr Lins; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Karen Catherine Amfahr Poll, and her parents.