Suzanne was born July 22, 1949, at Sioux City, the daughter of Walter and Mary Ruth (Morgan) Melentovich. Sue grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Bishop Heelen High School in 1967. She attended Briar Cliff College and graduated in 1971 with a degree in speech therapy.
On Sept. 16, 1972 she married Magnus (Max) Treinen. The couple made their home on a farm east of Remsen. In 1976 they moved to the family farm near Remsen where she raised a family and kept Max in line. There's no doubt she's in heaven.
Suzanne was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and church guild, Catholic Order of Foresters, and The Chit Chat Club of Marcus.
During her free time Sue enjoyed reading books on her Kindle and praying numerous rosaries for anyone in need of prayers.
Spending time with family was her favorite thing to do. Marlene Harpenau had her number on speed dial for working at every church and school function.
She was an amazing and loving wife, mother, and friend. She will be greatly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Max of Remsen; one daughter, Kairee Gesink and her husband, Nick of Sioux Center; one son, Nathan Treinen and his wife, Kristin and their daughter, Paige of Sioux City; brothers and sisters-in-law, Danny Treinen and his wife, Rosemary of Hubbard Lake, Mich., Tom Treinen of Barefoot Bay, Fla., Mary Bruening and her husband, Jerry of Fort Dodge, Wayne Treinen and his wife, Linda of Laguna Hills, Calif., Richard Treinen and his wife, Pat of Sioux City, and Rose Treinen of Fort Dodge.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Mary Ruth Melentovich.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Remsen. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Thursday. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. followed by a Catholic Order of Foresters rosary, all at the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.
Casketbearers will be Chris, Ben and Adam Bruening, Will and John Meier, and Doug Grisfith. Catholic Order of Foresters honorary bearers will be members of the organization.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to St. Mary's Catholic Church Roofing Project in Remsen and St. Mary's School in Remsen.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.