Susan J. Gregor, age 74, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida and formerly of Faribault, Minnesota passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022, at her home surrounded by family members after a hard-fought battle against Frontotemporal Dementia.
Susan Jane, the daughter of Ludmilla (Edel) and Walter Kelly was born on May 5th, 1948, in Faribault, Minnesota. She attended Montgomery high school and graduated in 1966. She went on to graduate from the Mankato Cosmetology School. On June 14th, 1969, Susan married her childhood sweetheart Dale Gregor at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church in Shieldsville, Minnesota. Susan worked as a beautician at Tempo Beauty Salon and Kay's Beauty Nook until she had her children. When her children were young, she stayed at home to care for them as well as opening her heart and home to care for other families. As her children got older, she worked at Innisfail caring for her favorite residents. She then worked alongside her mother at the Faribault Woolen Mills until her retirement to do her favorite job in the world - being a grandma and helping to take care of her grandchildren.
Susan and Dale loved doing so many things together, especially camping, being outdoors, attending activities for their grandchildren, taking long walks hand in hand, and sitting on her front porch. Susan loved to spend time in her kitchen, especially teaching her grandchildren how to bake. She loved to sew and was especially proud of all her photos of nature that she took. She taught her grandchildren how to appreciate all the beauty in nature and that is a gift they will cherish forever.
Susan is survived by the love of her life, Dale, of Land O’ Lakes, Florida; children, Nicole Zweber and her husband Greg of Lutz, Florida, and Casey Gregor and his wife Carrie of Hugo, Minnesota; grandchildren, Payton, Emma and Grady Zweber and Francie and Tallen Gregor; brothers, Jim (Cathy) Kelly of Eden Prairie, John (Monica) Kelly of Waterville, Scott (Krystyna Haas) Kelly of Aurora, Colorado and Bruce (Theresa) Kelly of Le Sueur; brother-in-law, Cletus (Jean) Gregor of Kilkenny and sisters-in-law, Marge Gregor of Montgomery, Kathie Gregor of Fremont, Nebraska, and Janet Mounts of Merritt Island, Florida; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Susan was preceded in death by her parents and by her brothers-in-law, Darryll Gregor, Richard (Dick) Gregor, James Gregor, and Duane Gregor.
Mass of Christian will be held on December 27, 2022, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Shieldsville, MN at 11:00 AM, with Father George Grafsky officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 AM at church prior to Mass.
Memorials are preferred to the Association of Frontotemporal Dementia (AFTD).
Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.