The Free Press, Mankato, MN


January 15, 2013

Sue Ann Starkson

    Sue Ann Starkson, age 47, of North Mankato and formerly of Niles, Michigan, died unexpectedly, Monday, January 14, 2013, at her home.

  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday at Northview  - North Mankato Mortuary, 2060 Commerce Drive, North Mankato.

  A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Portage Road General Baptist Church, Niles, Michigan.  Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, MI.  Vistation will be held from 12-2 p.m., Saturday at the church.  Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan, MI is assisting the family in Michigan.

  Sue was born August 19, 1965, Niles, Michigan.  She was the daughter of Garland and Kate Rhodes.  She graduated from Fulkerson Park Christian School in 1983. She was united in marriage to Lloyd E. Starkson on April 20, 2012, in Rochester.  Sue was a stay at home mom for her two daughters until they started school.  She then worked at several jobs including, Tyler Credit Union in Niles, catering, Lakeland Hospital as a insurance representative, and Edwardsburg Public Schools.  She was a member of Portage Road General Baptist Church.  Sue loved big trucks, cooking, kids, and her faith was very important to her.

  Sue is survived by her husband, Lloyd of North Mankato; two daughters, Katie (Kevin) Searfosh and Kimberly (Taylor) Hammonds all of Niles, MI; step-granddaughter, Haley Searfosh; parents, Gar and Kate Rhodes of Niles, MI; two brothers, Lonnie (Donna) Rhodes of Niles, MI, Greg Rhodes of Indiana; mother-in-law, Arlene Starkson of Rochester, MN; step-children, Nicole and Charles Starkson, Danielle and Ben Giestfeld; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law, and extended family.

  Sue was preceded in death by her birth mother and her grandparents.



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