March 5, 1937 – February 16, 2021
Susan E. Flesch, 83, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021, with her husband of 64 years by her side.
Susan was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, March 5, 1937, the fourth child of Joseph and Frances McCall.
She spent her early years in Louisville, Kentucky, graduating from Loretto High School in 1956. Soon after graduation, she married Ron, the love of her life. Married life took her from Louisville to Wright-Patterson AFB for Ron’s three year tour of duty. The next 40 years were spent in Lexington, Kentucky where they raised their four children. Susan was active at the UK Catholic Newman Center as a Eucharistic minister and regular attendee of Father Moore’s theology class.
After raising her family, Susan earned a degree in practical nursing from Central Kentucky Vocational School, where she was known to her classmates as “The Peacemaker”. She worked for 10 years as an LPN, caring for the elderly at Julius Marks nursing home and then as a private duty nurse for another 5 years.
In retirement she enjoyed round dancing, traveling, and being a grandmother. Ron and Susan danced in Lexington for 12 years with the Rhythm Rounds and continued after moving to Monument in 2003 with various Colorado round dance clubs. She described round dancers as the “best people” and had many great memories from her years of dancing. Her favorite travel destination was Israel, and she loved the summer reunions at Kentucky Lake with her boisterous Irish family. Her surprise 50th Hawaii anniversary trip and her surprise 60th anniversary party with her entire family were lifetime memories. She was a hands-on Granny and would never say “No” to a grandchild’s “go to the park” or “read me a book” request.
Lover of jelly beans and ice cream, she was an avid board game player and always had the Luck-of-the-Irish on her side. Sitting next to Susan when she played Uno was almost always a losing proposition.
When in need of help, prayers to the Blessed Virgin Mary always provided her an answer.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Frances, brothers: Pat and Mike and sister: Antoinette. She is survived by her husband, Ron; two siblings: Mary Ann and Tim; four children: James, Karl (Frieda), Suzanne (Richard), and Joanna (Kevin); nine grandchildren: Kelly, Erin, Chelsea, Katelyn, T.J., Nicole, Catherine, Connor and Logan; and her great-grandchildren: Beatrice, Grey and Sailor.
Susan’s lifetime motto was “Laugh, Love,and Live”. She will never be forgotten.
The family would especially like to thank Compassus Hospice nurses for their kindness and attentive care.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
February 19, 2021
Dear Uncle Ron and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Susie's passing. Our conversations at Kentucky Lake are some of my fondest memories. What a beautiful, sweet, bright light she was to us on earth. Heaven is a bit brighter with her there and Uncle Pat, Dad, and Uncle Bob have someone to attempt to keep them in line, a very difficult task, I know!
Love and prayers for comfort in the coming days as we share our memories about her.