Susan Kay (Hengel) Denzer, 63 of Minnesota City, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Winona Health due to cancer, but with so much strength, courage and acceptance. She was braver than she believed, and stronger than she knew.
Sue was born December 3, 1958 in Winona to Eugene and Elnora (Pasche) Hengel. She married her high school sweetheart, Darwin Denzer. She loved her family more than anything else! Deer hunting with her family was a joyous time for Sue, something she looked forward to every year. It was a time for laughter and family bonding.
Sue was a good cook. Her "Rollingstone dressing" was a family favorite as well as her canned tomato juice and green bean soup! She loved her animals, cows, goats, cats, and her little dog, Bo. Every year, Sue planted her lovely petunias that filled her flower boxes under her front windows. She was kindhearted, spoke her mind and could be feisty too! Family get togethers will not be the same without you - we miss you and love you always!
Sue was loved by her husband, Darwin; son, Christopher; grandchildren, Paige & Layne Denzer; brothers, James Hengel, Dennis (Kate) Hengel, Robert (Kathy) Hengel & Francis Hengel; sister, Joan (Wayne) Dunlap; sister-in-law, Karen (Dave) Herzberg; nephews, Jon (Jenny) Hengel, Joe (Moira) Hengel, Mike (Jamie) Hengel, Andy Hengel & Derrick Herzberg; niece, Kayla Dunlap; great-nephews, Grady & Matthew Hengel, Colton, Bryce & Easton Hengel; great-niece, Ensley Hengel; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of her life will be 12 p.m., Friday, March 18, 2022 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview, led by funeral celebrant Dianne Rislow. Visitation will be 11 a.m., until the time of the service. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements. www.hofffuneral.com