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Susan Holmen, 70

Susan K. Holmen (Kupferschmidt), age 70, of Farmington, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, after a 2 year battle with cancer.

Sue was born in Minneapolis, Minn., to Henry and Marilyn Kupferschmidt on Sept. 14, 1943. She graduated in 1961, from Harding High School in St. Paul. Sue married Carl Holmen on Nov. 5, 1966, at Faith Lutheran Church. She was employed at Northwest Airlines for 11 years and retired in 2002.

Sue was an active member in her community; she was the president of the Lady Slippers Garden Club for 3 years, belonged to the Farmington and Lakeville Senior Centers, a member of the MN Rambling Roses Red Hats, and enjoyed singing with the Lakeville Rambling Roses Chorus at nursing homes and around the community.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Marilyn Kupferschmidt.

She is survived by her loving husband, Carl; children, Dawn Holmen, Troy (Kristen) Holmen, Kim Holmen and Stacy (Chris) Chavie; grandchildren, Zachery, Kaelyn, Vincent (Reva), Mackenzie and Jonathan; furry friend, Winston; other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Farmington Lutheran Church, 20600 Akin Rd., Farmington, with a gathering of family and friends one hour prior to service at church. Interment, Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

The Holmen family would like to thank the staff at MN Oncology Clinic, Fairview Hospice, The Lodge in Burnsville, and the numerous volunteers that helped her until the end.

Online condolences at: White Funeral Home Farmington - (651) 463-7374.