Funeral services for Sue Brozik age 60 of Gregory, SD were held on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 11 a.m. at the Methodist church, in Gregory, SD. Burial followed in the St John Cemetery in Paxton, SD.
Susan Marie (Woods) Brozik was born on March 15, 1957, the second of five children to Ray and Peggy (Risewick) Woods. She spent her childhood growing up in Colome, South Dakota.
She attended Colome school and graduated from Colome High School in 1975. After graduation she attended National College of Business in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was a dispatcher in Spink County for a few years then returned to Colome.
On Oct. 16, 1982, Sue married Lonnie Brozik and together they raised three daughters, Amanda, Chelsea and Caitlin. They spent many years taking care of the farm together and Sue continued managing the operation after Lonnie’s passing in 2012. Sue also worked in town at Buches for several years then started working at the Gregory Times Advocate. She enjoyed taking pictures of events and visiting with everyone as she sold advertisements for the newspaper around town.
Sue loved spending time with her grandchildren. She took great pride in their accomplishments. The grandkids were always very excited to see Grandma Sue. Family was top priority for Sue. She traveled all over the state to visit her daughters and their families.
In her free time, she enjoyed caring for her plants, both her outdoor garden areas and her house plants. She usually had a pet to keep her company.
She died Jan. 3, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota due to complications from a brain aneurysm. Sue fought so hard to stay in her Earthly body but ultimately entered the spirit world. It was a very peaceful transition with her daughters surrounding her during her passing. Her strength continues to amaze family and friends, even when she was up against such extreme circumstances. Her love for her family and life undoubtedly kept her strong for so long.
The family is devastated to have to continue without this amazing woman but knows she is in the best place now, reunited with Lonnie.
Susan is survived by her daughters: Amanda and Brady Hanson and grandchildren Jocelyn and Silas of Springfield, South Dakota; Chelsea and fiancé Patrick Price and grandson Owen of Miller, South Dakota; and Caitlin and grandchildren Emma and Gideon of Gregory, South Dakota; and special “daughter” Blair (Nathan) Sedlacek and children of Dallas, South Dakota. She is also survived by her sisters Jan (Tom) Endes of White River, SD; Linda (Gary) Bowers of Holdridge, NE; Anita Neitzel of Gregory, SD; and brother Dale (Regina) Woods of Cabot, AR; aunt Myrtle Osnes of Gregory, SD; mother-in-law Mildred Brozik of Winner, South Dakota; brother-in-law Dave (Bernie) Brozik of Winner, SD; sister-in-laws Kathy (Jeff) Askew of Pierre, SD; Cheryl Sperl of Gregory, SD; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Susan is proceeded in death by her husband Lonnie Brozik; her parents Ray Woods and Peggy and Charles Kappelman; father-in-law Ben Brozik; brothers-in-law Mike Neitzel and Rod Sperl; son-in-law Martin Kendrick.