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 Susan Renae <I>Hegstad</I> Andersen

Susan Renae Hegstad Andersen

Powers Lake, Burke County, North Dakota, USA
Death 10 Feb 2009 (aged 52)
Minot, Ward County, North Dakota, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 34153973 · View Source
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Susan's online obituary:

Susan Renae Andersen, 52 of Minot, formerly of Powers Lake ND, passed unexpectedly into the arms of our Lord Tuesday February 10, 2009.

Sue was born June 9, 1956 in Powers Lake to Marvin and Dorothy (Sherman) Hegstad. They moved to various places before returning back to Powers Lake her senior year of High School. Soon after graduation she married her soul mate and love of her life, Richard. They moved to Kansas and Travis soon joined their lives. When Sue was pregnant with Jessica, they decided they wanted a bit more stability and to be closer to family so they moved back to North Dakota.

Jes and Travis will be the first ones to tell you how supportive of a mother she was. Any fleeting interest or hobby they picked up, Susan would jump head first into and become an expert in the subject so that she could talk to them about it at any time. Whether it was raising animals, becoming a Boy Scout Troop leader or gardening Susan would help her children with their goals.

In 1993, Sue decided to go back to college and get her degree in Nursing. She then worked for a few different hospitals in North Dakota before becoming a travel nurse. She traveled across the country to various cities and knew that God had a purpose for her at each site. During her time as a nurse she felt that she was able to help people cross over while dying. We should take some comfort then in the fact that she passed alone. She was a devout Christian who knew what lay ahead of her and did not need any help crossing over, as she would say.

Her spirit and attitude towards life will live on in all of us. We would like to summarize Susan in a quick sentence here but that is not possible, just know that she is sorely missed and that she is up in Heaven watching over all of us. And she is most likely excited by the fact that she now has nothing but time to work on her projects, and now we know there are no snakes in heaven because Susan would scream and run at the mere site of them. God bless you all; enjoy every moment with your loved ones. Susan always told us do not put off tell tomorrow what you want to do today, because you just don't know when God will call you home.

Her grandchildren were the 5 biggest joys in her life and she was always planning activities to do with them.

Susan was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Powers Lake.

She is survived by her husband Richard, son, Travis (Kari) Andersen, daughter Jessica (Paul) Deibert all of Minot. Her parents Marvin and Dorothy Hegstad, Powers lake, Brothers Gary Hegstad, Odessa TX, John Hegstad Seattle WA, Byron Hegstad Pfluggerville TX, sister Teresa (Larry) Rosberg Surprise AZ. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother Wayne Hegstad, Father and mother in law Roy Gordon and JoAnne Andersen and sister in law Claudia Fredrickson.

Memorial Service: Saturday February 14, 2009 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Minot

Prayer Service: Friday February 13, 2009 at 7p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.

Visitation: Friends may sign a register book from noon until 7p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot.
Some of the online tributes left for Susan's family:

Memories for Susan

From: Dori and Mike Nelson

Rick,Travis and Jessica,
I was so shocked to hear of Susan's passing. I remember all the good times that we shared together in Flaxton. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be missed greatly. Take care and God Bless.


From: Patty Anne LePage

Travis, Jes, Kari,Paul and the lovely grandchildren. Susan was an amazing friend who was a true lady. She shared her gifts readily, stopped to chat and listen, was open and honest. I enjoyed meeting her through the SCA and hearing about her work outside of it. She truly cared for people and that was evident in all that she did. She revelled in being a mom and a grandmother. Her smile and kind spirit will be missed. We are thinking of you in this time.
Patty Anne & Nick LePage
(Eibhleann & Ceddwynn)


From: Heidi Beaudoin

Rick, Travis, & Jessica~ I was so deeply saddened to hear about th loss of Sue, I have very good memories of growing up with Travis & Jessica and remember Sue very fondly. Know that she will be greatly missed! God Bless you all, Heidi Beaudoin


From: Heather Dyck(Bod)

Rick , Travis , Jess and families,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss.As a child right through to an adult I will always remember her getting things done , if something needed to be taken care of she would do whether it was a wedding , funeral or just a gathering .My heart truely goes out to you all!

Heather Dyck(Bod)


From: betty fredrickson&louis bjornson

rick travis jessica& families
we are sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you wish we could have been there.

betty& louis


From: Bonnie Sem-Lucy

Susan will be dearly missed, especially her candles, etc., at the "Big One" and at the Norsk Hostfest. I never seen her without a smile on her face and always willing to stop for a little chat, even though she was busy. She will never be forgotten and may her kind, creative spirit live on in all of us. Our hearts go out to the entire family, and our prayers will be with you. A 7-day candle will be lit in her memory this Sunday at St. John's Church in Minot.


From: Kim Miner

The loving family left behind is the greatest testament to the character and true beauty that will always be Sue.


From: Milo Grimsrud

Richard, Tarvis, Jessica and families

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Sue.
Take care and God bless you as you face this loss.


From: Jim & Marlys Granberg

Rick, Travis & Jessica

I was shock to read in the paper of Susan's passing. She was such a great person. I remember all the good times we had when you guys lived next door. I just talked to her in November and she was doing what she alway liked, crafts at the Big Craft sale. She will be greatly missed. You are in our hearts and prayers.


From: Dewey & Jan Johnson

Rick and family:

So sorry to hear of the death of Susan. Randy called us down here and Arizona and needless to say we were shocked. We only live a few doors away from you and want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We will be back in North Dakota in the spring and look forwarding to see you then. Hugs Dewey & Jan


From: Lowell & Sonja Herfindahl

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to the family.


From: Michael Stephen Noone

Susan was a smart, strong, and incredibly generous person. She will be greatly missed.


From: Ellen Bott

I am so very sorry about the loss of Susan, we are all so shocked. We loved working with her on the 4th floor, she will be grealtly missed.


From: Phil Westgard

Rick, Travis, Kari and Jess(and kids)
I am so sorry that Sue has left us. She was a good person, loving and giving. She will be missed by all who knew her. I am happy that I was able to become part of your family and I will miss her. God has taken her back into his loving grace.
With Love,


From: Rod and Kim Berry

Our hearts and prayers are with each of you. May God especially now hold you in the palm of His hand, giving you His love, comfort, peace and tears as He comforts you in your sad loss. We are sorry. And we are thankful that she knew and loved our Lord and is with Him now forever.


From: Ron, Gail Fonstad and family

We are very sorry in the passing of Sue. She will be greatly missed.


From: Karen Kacsmar

Susan was a wonderful and giving person. I am so happy to have known her. Her enthusiasm for everything she did made it that much more fun for the rest of us. She will be greatly missed.


From: Lorraine (Kulstad) Bergstrom

To the family of Sue Anderson: I am so very sorry for your loss, Sue will always be remembered by many. Even as far back as to here school days. I just hope God gives each of you the strenghth you need to get through the long road you have ahead of you. Let God carry you when you can't carry yourself.


From: Steven Windmueller Family

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family through this tough time. Our thoughts are with you.

Steve, Kris, Keenan, and Morgan Windmueller


From: Linda Holmen

Rick, Travis & Jessica,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I've been remembering the fun times we had when our kids were small and all the Hess gatherings and camping fun. I will keep you in my prayers.


From: Christine and Trent Fehr

Andersen Family,

Although we had only met Susan a number of times, we have only fond memories of her. Our son sweetly recalls the most recent memory of Susan sneaking him 2 chocolate puddings for supper instead of the prepared meal. With a warm smile he said, "Sonja and Bjorn have a really nice grandma, oh and her pudding is good too!"

May this difficult time renew your faith in God knowing that He will cherish Susan and admire how she put to use her many God given gifts.

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Much love,
Trent, Roman and Christine Fehr


From: Jes

I miss you mom, you were always a wonderful role-model to aspire to. Thank you for all you have sacrificed.


From: Toyaoka Katsuo

As i sit here today and look out my window and see that it is a sunny day. I know why the day is bright and sunny, and even has a little warmth to it. I would say the reason to be the fact of Gods high spirits to have his beloved daughter "Susan Renae Andersen" home. He may have made the day sunny, but i bet that warmth we all feel is Susan sending us all her best wishes. Travis, kari, and yungins, and also to the rest of the family i haven't met yet. I send you all my joy. She and I only met once but we met very well, very well indeed.
Thunder bunny my appoligies for not being there it is the weekend i normally work.
Sincerlly, yours
Toyaoka Katsuo


From: Roxanne (Moen) Turpin

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


From: Dan & Kathy Folske

Really sorry to hear about Sue. She was a wonderful person.


From: Lorine Horvath

It was a privilege to know Susan, even though I knew her for a very short time. Her energy and enthusiasm were infectious and her obvious love for her children and grandchildren inspiring.


From: Willie and Jolene Graham

Our prayers go out to you. We want to comfort you in your lose. We want to rejoice with you in sharing the love and excitement that Susan brought to your lives.


Jes and Travis (and Paul and Kari and kids and Richard)
Besse and I are on our way to Missouri so we could not be there.
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom.
Just know I am thinking of you and pray for you all.
I will call you.
Nicholas will be there today.
I will be back in April/May sometime and get in touch with you then.
Your mom was always so nice to me and my kids. She was a smart woman. I loved the way she jumped into things, like you said in the paper.
I will be thinking of you.
Love and Friendship,
Barb and Besse


From: Ellen Gayle

Susan was a strong, talented, and loving woman...I am proud to have known her as a friend and a colleague. She is greatly missed.


From: Dawn & Dean Tiger

Sending you our thoughts and love.


From: Margo Dailey-FIlipkowski

To the family of Susan,
I was fortunate enough to have worked with Susan at Unimed and again here at Trinity. She was a person that was filled with life and love and was never afraid to show it. I will miss seeing her here and at the craft fairs where we retouched base after her traveling. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and you have my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of such a wonderful person. God Bless.


From: Jeremy & Pam Mattison

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in your time of need. Sue was a very special person. We are unable to attend the services, but will be thinking of you


From: Darcy & Debbie Parrott

We wanted your family to know that we are thinking of you during this very difficult time. Our thoughts & prayers are very much with you, today and in the days to come.

Darcy & Debbie
(Darcy the Dark & Isobel)
Brandon Manitoba


From: Dave Wisthoff

Rick, Travis, Jessica and families I want to express my deepest sympathy to you I know your pain and pray that the Lord will give you strength in the days ahead. Dave


From: Benita Allard (Zaste)

Rick, Travis, and Jessica--

My mom called and informed me of Sue's passing. I was so shocked, beings that they had just visited with her not so long ago. I will always remember her and the times that we all had in Tioga and at the Hess picnics. God bless you all and know that you are all in my prayers!
Take care,


my heart goes out to u and your family rick..i always thought u2 were the perfect match,god has a very special angel....and a snake free garden just for,Ladonna (johnson) thompson....



HELLO RICHARD AND FAMILY. I am still so shocked by cousin Sue's death. I am so sorry. I am glad to hear that she loved the Lord and now is in heaven. But it is so hard to let her go. We hadn't seen each other for many years but Sue was a person you would never forget. Even as a young girl she was as sweet as can be. I was planning on seeing her this summer at the reunion in Powers Lake. I am praying for you Richard and your children. May God's love provide all you need for your hurting hearts and comfort you at this difficult time.


From: Cathy Gamas

I was shocked to hear of Susan's death. I worked with her in the ICU at Unimed and really enjoyed her! I know how much all of you meant to her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


From: Tia VB, Larry Gus & Emma Jastrzebski

You are in our thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss.


From: Terri Huber

Jessica, Tana & Shay...I am so sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our prayers.

Terri, Jordan & Taylor Huber and all of Brownie Troop #199


From: Tyra Heinert

So sorry to hear of the passing of Sue. I fondly recall all the fun we had at B's Barn. Even though she was my boss at the time, she felt like "one of the girls." We had great talks with her as at times she felt like a second mother to all the high school girls that worked with her. She was always willing to offer us advice and lend an ear through my teen years. My prayers are with all of you.


From: Greg, Amy and Trevor Axelson

Dear Richard,Travis,Jes and Hegsted family: We were heartsick to hear about Sue. Please know that we are thinking about you every day and pray for your comfort in this great loss.


From: Bridgett

I am very sorry for your loss. I knew Susan through the soap making groups on yahoo. I will miss her.


From: Uncle Chuck & Caroline Sherman

I am heart sick to hear about the loss of my first nice. Caroline and I remember fondly the summer of 1989 when we spent time with Rick and Susan and the trip we took with Travis. I talked to her briefly at Wayne s funeral and I can t imagine how the earth will fill the vacuum of her absence. Our prayers go out to you Rick, Travis and Jessica. We share your greif.




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