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July 14, 1911 - January 17, 2006
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Daughter: Margaret Kearnes,
207 Main Street, P.O. Box 6, Alberta, MN 56207
17517 NE Flanders, Portland, OR 97230
Son and Daughter-in-law: Al and Bonnie Schone,
2830 Pleasant Way NE, Lancaster, OH 43130
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Following her schooling, Susan worked in Moravia; Bohemia; Soland and Worm, Germany, where she was a nanny. On May 11, 1935, she was united in marriage to Alfred Schone in Soland, Germany. Following their marriage, the couple made there home in Soland, where Susan worked in their bakery and later helped Alfred in their fish business in Saxony, Germany. They moved to Nyhyttan, Sweden in 1938, where Alfred was the head baker and Susan was the head cook and nutritionist at the Adventist Sanitarium. Their daughters, Margaret and Hildegard were born in Sweden. In 1947 the couple immigrated to the United States, where they viewed the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
They first moved to Brookfield, Illinois, then to Adams, Wisconsin. Later they moved to Benton Harbor, Michigan where their son, Alfred was born. Then they settled in Berrien Springs, Michigan for 25 years where Alfred was the head baker at Emmanual Missionary College, which later became Andrews University. After retiring, they moved to Morris, Minnesota in 1977. Alfred died on April 11, 1978 and Susan has continued to live in Morris since that time.
Her mission was sending Bibles to the mission lands through "The Quiet Hour" ministry.
Susan died on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 at her residence in Morris, having lived to reach the age of 94 years.
Memories by Emily Radostis
As a child in Czechoslovakia, I remember my oldest sister Susie as being so good and kind to us younger children. She was a big help to Mama. She often worked with Father helping him build houses where she mixed lime and cement. Susie was very smart in school and her principal wanted her to finish high school but after her first year, Father took her out and felt that she was needed at home to help Mama with the younger children, 10 in all. She was such a good helper she was often sent to help other people, even to Poland. After seeing an ad for a nanny in the “Adventbote” (like the Review) Susie left for Sudan land near the German border to take care of 8 children. She wanted to learn German. We weren’t able to see her very often, but when she came home to visit she brought gifts and clothes for all us kids.
While Susie was in Germany she met Alfred Schone, a German, at church. Alfred had been praying that God send him a wife and when he first saw her in church he wondered if some day she would be his wife. Soon after they married, they came home for a visit. I remember the only person who could speak German to him was Father. Alfred was a kind and devoted Christian and was loved by all.
When we left Czechoslovakia and moved to Canada, Alfred and Susie were able to meet our train, but only for a short time. Everyone cried. How hard it must have been for our Mama to leave two daughters behind, Susie and Anni. Before the war, Susie and Alfred moved to Sweden. During the war mail was not allowed to Canada or US because of the German occupation, but we were able to get news of our families through Susie. Because Sweden was neutral, our families would write to her and she would send the information on to us. Susie helped many families that way.
After the war was over we were able to sponsor Susie and her family’s immigration to the USA. That’s when I really got to know them. We picked them up at the boat in New York City and they moved in with us in Brookfield, Illinois. We lived together for over a year until we all moved to Wisconsin. Alfred and Susie moved to Emanuel Missionary College, now Andrews University in Michigan. A couple years later we moved to Berrien Springs so Jerry could attend EMC and we lived close to each other. I fondly look back at the times we had while we attended the same church and our children attended the same school together. Alfred and Susie had a nice big garden and they often shared fresh produce with us.
We also took them on many trips and they were fun to travel with as they enjoyed everything from the Rocky Mountains to the balmy weather and palm trees in Florida during the winter. We also took them with us on many trips to Canada to visit our parents. When Susie moved to Minnesota, I still enjoyed long chats with her on the phone. We visited them at least once a year bringing along various sisters and brothers and we always had such a fun time together.
I always looked forward to our long conversations, especially when we started to lose our family members. Susie was so wise and such a good Christian, I truly treasured the talks we had of the Last Days. I’ll miss her prayers for us. Her prayer every day was that she would be a blessing to someone. Be thou faithful unto the end and I will give thee a crown of life. We have this hope and that was hers. How I miss her!
Thank you for letting us know about the passing of Grandma. Although we have been expecting this for weeks, it is a sad day to experience the loss of your mother. We have been praying for her and calling frequently to get updates on her condition. Given that her mind was good, I hoped she would live to be a centerian. I have had the priviledge of knowing your mother for over 40 years. I always found her to be a consistent Christian living God's love toward others. We will miss her very much.
She was a mother in Israel in the caring concern for all the people she knew. She was always full of news of what was happening in the family and a source of encouragement to those who experiencing difficulties in their lives. And everytime I spoke to her she would always end with the hope of Jesus soon coming. She had her eyes on that great consolation that made the trials here endurable. She rests now from her labors and for her it is but a moment to see Jesus coming in the Clouds of heaven. For us is the loneliness of life without her having to trod this dark world waiting for the consumation of all things. This sadness can only be born knowing that if we are faithful we will meet her again, in a better land where there is no pain, sickness, sorrow and we will never part again. The pain of sin is never sharper than in the passing of those we love.
We grieve her passing, but I am thankful for the hope that comforts. We loved Grandma very much and will miss her deeply. Our deepest condolences to you and the family.
We'll always remember:
*how your mom made slippers and counted them
*sleeping in the middle of her front room floor with Dad and Mom sleeping on the couches on opposite walls-not much sleep that night for us with them loudly snoring in stereo
*Canadian geese in her front yard
*the lake close by Mom's
*her long phone calls
*your mom's sparking eyes, joyous laughter and amazing energy to keep visiting at the reunion there
*her riding down the elevator in the little church to join the family for meals
*her excitedly opening the many birthday gifts she received
*her smiling and waving as she rode in Bob's motorcycle's sidecar
What a spunky lady.
-- Lorne and Marilee
Thank you for being such a wonderful mother, counselor, and friend to Bonnie and I through the years. You touched so many lives in so many ways, including your family, friends, and even the visitors that came to your door. You were always eager to share your love for Jesus and the truths of the Bible with all you met. You wanted them all to be saved at last in His Kingdom.
Thank you for keeping me posted about the weather in Morris, about the birds outside your picture window, and about your beautiful lake across the street. You enjoyed nature so much.
Thank you for all the memories through the years. You touched the lives of all of us deeply. Thank you for pointing us to the Bible and to the way of eternal life through Jesus. In the life to come, you will be young and strong again. In the Earth made new you will live forever with all your loved ones and friends. And the conversations will never end.
We miss you so much already. We will miss talking with you on the phone. We still enjoy your slippers.
Good bye, dearest Mum. Good bye for now. We’ll see you later--in Heaven, and may that day be soon!. And as it says on dear Papa's tombstone: Even so, come, Lord Jesus !
With deepest love and affection,
I'm so sorry to hear that your mother died. She was my friend and I think in a way I was her pastor when she couldn't go to church. You remember you used to send her some of my sermon tapes.