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Susan Rogstad

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On February 22, 2021 @ 10:50 am In 2021,Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Sue M. (nee Williams) Rogstad, age 62, of Shakopee, MN passed away on February 21, 2021 at N.C. Little Hospice in Edina. 

Christian Memorial Service will be held on a later date at Mount Olive Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shakopee. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

Sue was born on June 3, 1958 in Rochester, MN, to Dr. Hugh and Lillian (McKellar) Williams. She was raised in North Oaks, MN with her two siblings, Brian and Hugh, attending high school in Moundsview before attending college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and getting a degree in optometry. She used this degree on and off her whole life, working many different places over the years, including at the airport and for Sam’s Club later in life before spending some time at Shakopee Vet until her retirement.  

Following her schooling, Sue was united in marriage to David Larsen and was blessed with two children, Jenna and Justin. Together, they raised a family in Watson, MN for about 15 years before going their separate ways. 

Some time later, Sue’s life changed when she met Bob Rogstad through some of their mutual friends. After about two years, Bob paid for a flight out to Reno, NV despite his free miles working for the airline, and they were married on May 3, 1996. Now a family, Bob and Sue flew for free on the way back. 

With the airline miles, Bob and Sue enjoyed many trips around the country and overseas, traveling to places like Amsterdam, London, Germany, Switzerland, Paris, Mexico, New York, San Francisco, and back and forth between Florida and Minnesota.

When they weren’t traveling, Sue loved to cook. She had countless cookbooks and tuned in regularly to all kinds of cooking shows. She was known for her fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, hosting family and friends many times over. Sue also enjoyed decorating and was fastidious with her housekeeping. Everything was in its place and spotless in Sue’s home. 

Over the years, Sue had many good times, but also had some medical struggles. At one point, she was told she’d never be able to walk again but refused to let that be the case. After going through rehab, she was able to overcome her struggle and get back up on her feet again. Through these struggles, Bob was always by her side, even transferring jobs to Jacksonville to be there for her while she spent extended time in the hospital. After extensive care over the years, it was fitting that Sue’s final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through eye donation, helping another person in need. 

Loving, warm, welcoming, and wonderful, Sue will be greatly missed by her husband, Bob Rogstad; daughter, Jenna (Adam) Weber; son, Justin Larsen (Christine Burda); step-children, Rob (Renee) Rogstad, Dale (Jodi) Rogstad, Jason (Mandi) Funk, and Brett Rogstad; many grandchildren; siblings, Brian (Barb) Williams and Hugh (Debbie) Williams; many other nieces, nephews, family, and friends; and her four legged best friend, Jake. 

She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Memorials are preferred and will be donated to N.C. Little Hospice in Edina. 

Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation proudly served and cared for the Rogstad family.

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Condolence from Cindy Katzner on February 24th, 2021 1:40 pm

We are Leo and Cindy Katzner from Mt. Olive. We are so sad to hear of Sue’s passing. We sat in front of you in church often and had many wonderful conversations with both of you. Sue was such a kind, interesting and fun person to talk to. We offer our prayers for you and your family as you grieve.

Leo and Cindy Katzner

Condolence from JANICE DAHLKE on February 26th, 2021 10:24 am

I so enjoyed talking with Sue over the years at church and while visiting you both at your home. Sympathies to Bob and her family.

Condolence from Abby Martin on March 2nd, 2021 12:48 pm

So sorry to hear that Sue had passed. It has been many years but we did have some pretty great times.
Remembering Sue and thinking of you at this difficult time.

Abby Martin

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