Remembering Susan McRoberts

 Susan Lucile McRoberts, 67, of Rochester, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, from  cancer; she was surrounded by her loving family at Season’s Hospice House in Rochester.

Susan was born May 11, 1945, in Oshkosh, Wis., to Willard and Margaret (Crowner) Sell. She graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1963 and went on to receive her B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh in January 1968. She began working for IBM, of Rochester, where she met Raymond Spencer McRoberts and they married on Dec. 5, 1970.

After 25 years, Susan retired from IBM as a Computer Programmer and followed her passion for gardening. She returned to school at RCTC, then to the University of Minnesota working towards a Master’s degree in Horticulture.

She was a very active member of Evangel United Methodist Church since 1981; as well as Shades of Green Hosta Society, Job’s Daughters, Elder Hostel, Habitat for Humanity, Le Leche League; and Red Rock Fellowship Family Camp since 1992. Susan enjoyed reading, camping, hiking, sailing, swimming, softball, badminton, canoeing and crocheting.

She is survived by her husband, Raymond McRoberts, Rochester; son, Michael (Katie), Mazeppa; daughter, Sarah McRoberts, Rochester; daughter, Sonia (Jason) Johnson, Rochester; son, David McRoberts, Rochester; sister, Nancy (Gayle) Webber, Evanston Ill.; brother, Russ (Norma) Sell, Newark Calif.; brother, Edward (Lori) Sell, Wayne Ill.; Sister Sally (Herb) Herzog, Anchorage Alaska; many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved granddaughter, Hannah McRoberts.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents, Willard Sell, Margaret Sell; and sister, Sylvia Bacon.

A visitation will be held at Evangel United Methodist Church, 2645 Broadway in Rochester, Friday Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served following the service at Evangel. Interment services will be held privately.

Memorials are suggested to Season’s Hospice.

Mahn Family Funeral Home – Rochester Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Friends may sign the online guestbook at

Article from the Post Bulletin

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