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Susan Elva Silzer (nee Burns) of Assiniboia, SK passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the age of 75 years. Susan was born on January 3, 1947 in Red Wing, Minnesota. She was the youngest of five children born to Romney “Jack” and Ruth “Elva” (nee Fisher) Burns. After graduating from Red Wing Central High School, Sue, as she went by, attended Bethesda Lutheran Hospital School of Practical Nursing in St. Paul, Minnesotaand became a licensed practical nurse. In 1968, while visiting a close friend from nursing school who lived in Assiniboia, Sue met the love of her life, Richard Silzer, and after seeing each other only a handful of times they were married on June 21, 1969 in Red Wing, Minnesota.
After their wedding, Sue moved to Canada and lived happily on the Silzer Family Homestead just outside Lakenheath, Sk. Sue and Richard were blessed with three children, Bryan, Daryl, and Karen. In 1974 they finished building their family home on the farm which was often a very busy place, building many lifelong memories with friends/neighbours and relatives.
Sue was always active in the community volunteering, including being a member of the Lutheran Church ladies’ group, Limerick minor hockey, Limerick Recreation Board, Limerick Figure Skating Club, and the Assiniboia Arts Council. In 2001, Sue and Richard semi-retired from farming. In July of 2004, Sue decided it was time to take the citizenship exam and become a Canadian citizen, which she did successfully. Sue and Richard continued to live on the family farm until 2017 when they moved to Assiniboia.
What Sue valued most in life was her family and loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt and will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Sue leaves behind cherished family including husband Richard Silzer; son Bryan (Melissa) Silzer; son Daryl (Denise) Silzer; daughter Karen (Mark) Slater; grandchildren Justin (Chelsey) Silzer, Chelsey Silzer, Dagan Brace, Hunter Silzer; Keaton Silzer, Porter Silzer; Tyler Silzer, Scott Slater, Myles Slater, Georgia Slater, Rowan Karkut; great-grandchild, Levi Silzer; sister Kathleen (Bill) Santelman; brothers-in-law Ed (Phyllis) Silzer, Otto (Jean) Silzer, Herman Silzer; sister-in-law Lorraine Silzer; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church, Assiniboia, SK. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Assiniboia, SK.
Donations can be made in memory of Sue to the Assiniboia Arts Council, Box 1596, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 or the Messiah Lutheran Church, Box 536, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0.