Sue Thede, 1948 – 2020

Sue Thede was born January 12, 1948, in Galva,  to Blanche (Gray) Alftine and Ivan Alftine. Sue was called to heaven on January 9, 2020.

Sue graduated from Jefferson Community School in the spring of 1966. On April 15th of 1967, Gary and Sue were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson. To this union was born two children, Kari and Scott. Over the years, Sue worked at Blaess Shoe Store, Dick and Jim’s Hardware, Franklin Manufacturing, and American Athletic Inc. She enjoyed spending her time cleaning houses of those residing in our community.

In her spare time, Sue enjoyed tending and caring for the flowers and vegetables she grew in her garden on the lovely farm where Sue and Gary spent most of their lives. She also enjoyed crocheting blankets and hats for her loved ones. Spending time with her family was high on her priority list.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents Blanche and Ivan, sisters Audrey (Alftine) Carlson and Phyllis (Alftine) Borst, brothers-in law Bob Carlson, Dorrance Borst, and Rollie Klocksiem.

She is survived by husband Gary; daughter Kari (Thede) Fagen; son Scott Thede; her grandchildren Alex and Aaron Fagen and Colton and Hadley Thede; sister Meredith (Alftine) Johnston; nieces, nephews, family and friends.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.

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