Phyllis Viola Suchy, 76, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 30, 2002

The memorial service for Phyllis Viola Suchy, of 1414 Martin Road, Albert Lea, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at St. Theodore Catholic Church, Albert Lea. The Rev. Robert Schneider will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore Cemetery. Friends may visit with family from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea, with a scriptural prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Phyllis died on Sunday, April 28, 2002, at the Albert Lea Medical Center. She was 76.

She was born on Feb. 17,1926, in Brandon, Minn., the daughter of Irwin and Agnes (Nootnagel) Meissner. She graduated from Brandon High School. On June 25, 1947, she married Philbert Suchy in St. Paul. She had lived in Brandon, St. Paul, and Fulda, Minn., Oelwein, Iowa, and then in Albert Lea since 1981. She was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church where she had served as lector. She had been active in the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and also volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Phyllis enjoyed playing cards, knitting, sewing, doing crafts, and playing golf where she obtained the elite status of hitting a “hole in one.” She was a very avid Twins fan. Phyllis enjoyed spending time with her family, and especially her role as grandmother.

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Phyllis is survived by her husband, Phil of Albert Lea; four children: Patricia Suchy of Columbia, Md., Greg Suchy of Las Vegas, Nev., Mark Suchy and his wife Mona and their children, Bryce, Brittny and BethAnne, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Theresa and her husband Kevin McGraw and their children, Aileen and Keara, of LaGrange, Ill.; two brothers: Elroy Meissner and his wife Madelyn of Hawley, and Howard Meissner and his wife Theresa of Mounds View; sisters-in-law: Genevieve Meissner of New Brighton, Diane Meissner of Cottage Grove, and Shirley Meissner of Cottage Grove; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers: Donald and Carl Meissner.

Memorials are preferred to the Crossroads Community Hospice.