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Sue Persing

HUDSON, SOUTH DAKOTA- Sue Ellen Persing, 56, of rural Hudson, passed away at her home on Friday, November 9, 2018. Sue battled a long and courageous 5-year battle with cancer until her Lord called her home.

A Memorial Service to honor her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the First Baptist Church in Hawarden, Iowa with Pastor Stuart Schreur and Pastor Larry Nilson officiating. A luncheon for family and friends will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family and condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.

Sue was born March 7, 1962 at the Air Force Base in Glasgow, Montana, the daughter of James and Patricia (Lindgren) Dunnam. She attended West Sioux High School in Hawarden and married Scott Persing on August 10, 1983 at Luverne, Minnesota. Sue loved living in the country south of Hudson, South Dakota. She was known as “The Boss” of Persing Backhoe and Excavating! She enjoyed riding horses ever since her youth. Sue enjoyed being outdoors hunting and gardening. She and Scott loved to ride their motorcycles, often taking long motorcycle trips together. Sue especially loved to spoil her grandkids!

She is lovingly survived by her husband, Scott; three daughters, Shanna Dunnam of Hudson, Maegen Persing and Samuel Benton of Elk Point, South Dakota and Cassandra Persing Banks of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; her grandchildren, Emily, Trudy, Bette, Vincent, Wallace, Omar, Rasul, and Makiel; her parents, James and Patricia Dunnam of Hawarden, Iowa; and siblings, Andrea Whittington of Rapid City, South Dakota, James and Betty Dunnam of Alcester, South Dakota, Alice and Doug Peters of Hawarden, and Dale Dunnam of Kansas City, Missouri.

Sue will be truly missed by family and friends.

Memorial Service

11:00 AM ,Wednesday, November 14, 2018
First Baptist Church
1100 Central Avenue Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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Scott and Family,
On behalf of myself and the entire Union County Highway Department... our deepest sympathy. Sue was a wonderful person and will be missed. May our loving Lord enfold all of you with His comforting arms. Take care.

Cristy Harkness - Union County Highway Department Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Jim and Pat and the entire family. She truly had a heart of gold! She kept it buried but it was there. She wanted everyone to believe she was tough as nails and didn't want to show her tender side. Many of us knew that tender side. I will miss her laughter and her transparency. Hugs to you all

Janette Bedard Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

i will miss you...il cherish your friendship...your sisterhood...until we meet again...

Tammy Olsen Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

I am deeply sorrowed for your loss, I had the opportunity to talk with Sue the latter part of august when she told me of her quality time with her grandchildren. Sue treasured those moments and hopefully they will remember a wonderful Grandmother who left us far to soon! God Bless all of you, as we are blessed for having known her.

joe vandemore Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

Sue was my friend and classmate. We bonded over our love of horses growing up. She grew into a strong lady and devoted mother. She may have passed from this earth but her love is still there and always will be. I always think of her when I hear the song Shes Country Jason Aldean.

Michele Van Wyhe Nov 13 2018 12:00 AM

Dave and I are so sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to the family.

Dave and Gail Dierks Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

I'm holding you all up in prayer. As long as I'm able I will pray for you everyday...you can't go over or under grief, you just go thru it. In time you will have a new normal. Think of her strength and how she would want you to keep smiling. Forever grateful for her friendship...

Dawn Merrick Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Sue was loved and will be missed by many on FB. She was an awesome lady and a great fighter. I know she is now healthy and happy in God's arms.

Karen Casey (FB Friend) Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Though i only knew you on Facebook i am going to miss you my dear friend.
Rest in peace Sue

Monim Mannan Khan Nov 12 2018 12:00 AM

Condolences to Sue's husband, children, parents and siblings,
Sorry for your loss,
God Bless
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