Obituary for Janet Sue Stull

Janet “Sue” Stull, age 69 of Northfield, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at Northfield Hospital. Sue was born November 22, 1946, in Big Spring, TX, the daughter of John B. and Lucille (Helton) Knox.  She graduated from Big Spring High School and later attended Howard County Junior College.  She then attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, where she studied art and water color painting. Sue’s love of visual arts, color, and interior design were life-long interests and pursuits. Sue met her future husband, John Stull, who was serving in the US Air Force in Texas.  They were married […]

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Janet “Sue” Stull, age 69 of Northfield, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016, at Northfield Hospital.

Sue was born November 22, 1946, in Big Spring, TX, the daughter of John B. and Lucille (Helton) Knox.  She graduated from Big Spring High School and later attended Howard County Junior College.  She then attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, where she studied art and water color painting. Sue’s love of visual arts, color, and interior design were life-long interests and pursuits.

Sue met her future husband, John Stull, who was serving in the US Air Force in Texas.  They were married on August 17, 1968, at United Methodist Church in Big Spring.  They moved to Northfield in 1969, making a life together that included raising two daughters, traveling abroad and to visit her family in Texas and Tennessee, and sailing on the North Shore. Sue gave her energy to raising and supporting her daughters, reaching out to others, and volunteering in the Northfield community, most recently serving meals to families at the Methodist Church. She loved Minnesota while retaining her Southern roots, delighting in southern food, travel, family, and warming up everyone she met with hugs, invitations to tea, and interest in their well being.

Sue lived with bi-polar illness most of her adult life and in her courage to engage treatment and support she often touched others with her tolerance, warmth, and ebullient spirit about overcoming challenges. Sue’s family invite loved ones and friends to consider donating, volunteering, or learning more about mental illness or supporting a loved one at http://www.namihelps.org/.

Sue is survived by her husband John Stull of Northfield; two daughters Kynda Stull (Troy Schmidtke) of St. Paul; and Rebecca Paige Stull of Northfield.

Visitation for Sue will be held at United Methodist Church, Northfield on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.  Memorial services will be held at United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 2:00 PM with the Reverend Rachel Mclver Morey officiating.  Arrangements by Benson & Langehough Funeral Home.  www.northfieldfuneral.com

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  1. Molly Peterson

    My life won’t be the same without you Suzie Q. I won’t shed tears for the time we didn’t have – I will have gratitude for the time we shared over the past year. You made my life better by being apart of it. Thanks for the crazy times, laughter and friendship. I love you and will always hold you within my heart.

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  2. Karen Lund Brust

    I will always remember the beautiful and talented young woman I met while we were living in Big Spring Texas. So much enthusiasm for life and so much talent to share. It has been years since we last visited but I shall always have pleasant memories of those times we did share. May you rest in Peace Dear Sue, Karen Lund Brust

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  3. Nancy Allen

    My lifelong friend. It’s hard to believe you are gone. So many wonderful memories.

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  4. Bob & Martha Davies

    She was a West Texas gal; I was a Big D gal. We met over Easter dinner at a mutual friend’s house in Northfield. As soon as we heard each other’s Texas twangs, we bonded. She was a beautiful and brave woman who, in spite of numerous health challenges, touch many lives.

    Our deepest sympathies to her husband, John; may your memories sustain you, as well as to her daughters and family.

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  5. Amanda Little (Amy Drentlaw)

    John, Kynda and Rebecca, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  6. Ellen Iseminger

    I miss you and love you Sue. xoxo

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