Susan Young (Graham)

Susan Young (Graham)

Susan Jeanette Young, 65 of Zimmerman, died at home on Saturday, Nov. 16 following her third battle with cancer over the past seven years.
Sue was born in Tomah, Wis. to William and Carol Graham. She was a member of the 1966 class of Lincoln High School in Lake City, Minn. and attended Winona State College. She was married to Robert Dean (Bob) Oelkers from 1969 to 1980, during which time they had two children. Sue married Scott Young on October 18, 1991 in Brooklyn Center.
Her professional career of accounting and office administration included 12 years with Anchor Inn in Lake City and Shakopee and 25 years with Earth Tech, Inc. in Maple Grove and Plymouth.
A prolific volunteer, Sue provided years of service to the International Order of Jobs Daughters; educational support to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA); weekly support to Fairview Northland Infusion Center, Fairview Northland Medical-Surgical Unit, and Fairview Hospice-Princeton; made numerous quilts for Project Linus; and served as a respite care provider to several patients for Fairview Hospice-Princeton.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, crosswords and Sudoku; and was a dedicated quilter and voracious reader. Sue was happiest spending time with her family and friends, as well as her two dogs, Maxie and Hershey.
Sue is survived by her husband Scott of Zimmerman; son Chris Oelkers, of Waterloo, Iowa; daughter Jackie (Zach) Norling of Minneapolis; sister Pattie (Terry) Heimer of Lake City; stepsister Becky Brennan (Terry) Bement of North Mankato; grandchildren Emma, CJ, Luke, Ozzy and Kate; uncle Charles “Bud” (Elaine) Graham of St. Louis Park; cousin Steve; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and parents; stepmother JoAnne Graham; and stepsister, Jane (Calvin) Johnson.
A memorial celebration of her life will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Washburn-McReavy Funeral Home in Robbinsdale.
In lieu of flowers and other gifts, Sue asked that you donate to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA), Fairview Foundation (Fairview Hospice-Princeton),, or your preferred charity. Details can be located at

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