April 17, 1961 – September 15, 2022
Mass of Christian burial for Susan Mary Oldakowski will be on Thursday, September 22 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids. Visitation on Wednesday, September 21, from 4-8 PM at the church and one hour prior to Mass also at the church. Burial in the parish cemetery.
Susan died at the age of 61 on September 15, 2022. She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones after her short battle with cancer.
Susan (Sue) Bautch was born on April 17, 1961 to Robert and Neomi (Michalski) Bautch in Luxemburg, MN. She attended grade school at St. Wendelin’s in Luxemburg and graduated from Technical High School in St. Cloud, class of 1979. Susan married Jeffrey Oldakowski on April 16, 1994 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Together they had two children, Ryan and Jill Oldakowski, and Coco the family dog.
Sue grew up on the family farm where she learned how to work hard, be independent, and develop a strong sense of responsibility. She was employed by the St. Cloud School district for 43 years and loved her job as an administrative secretary.
Sue loved caring for her family. She was an exceptional cook and her guests never left hungry. She cherished taking pictures, scrapbooking and traveling. Some of her fondest memories were fishing with her family. Sue also enjoyed a good book, playing games, and admiring her flowers.
Sue had a large network of family and friends and touched the lives of everyone she met. She was always ready to lend a hand, provide for others, or listen when needed.
Sue was very strong in her faith and she led by example. She was an active member in the Sacred Heart parish. She instilled her beliefs in all that she did. She was steadfast in her faith until her last breath.
Susan is survived by her husband, Jeffrey of Sauk Rapids, son, Ryan of St. Cloud, daughter, Jill (significant other, Lyca Heng) of Sauk Rapids, and mother, Neomi Bautch of St. Cloud, brothers, Ronald Bautch of Sartell, Phillip (Robin) Bautch of St. Cloud; sisters, Joyce Bautch of Winona, and Jayne Bautch of St. Cloud; and three nieces, Jenna (Michael), Jackie (Peter), and Melissa (Griffin).
She is preceded in death by her father, Robert.
The family would like to thank the staff at The St. Cloud Hospital for their loving care of Susan.
Schedule and Information
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 from 4-8 PM at the church and one hour prior to Mass also at the church.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids, MN
Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 11 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota