Susan Zastrow

February 5, 1956 - August 14, 2020

Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Friday, August 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD.

Service: A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, SEPTEMBER 11 at Bethesda Worship Center, Sheridan, WY

      Susan Raylene Zastrow, age 64, died unexpectedly, Friday, August 14, 2020 at her home in Canton, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Friday, August 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 11 at Bethesda Worship Center, Sheridan, WY with a luncheon afterwards.  In lieu of flowers, memorial may be directed to the charity of your choice.

            Susan was born on February 5, 1956 in Sheridan, WY to Ray and Marjorie (Graham) Marty.  She grew up in Sheridan, graduating from Sheridan High School in 1974.  She met her future husband, Lonnie Zastrow, while visiting her brother on vacation in Hawaii.  They were married on October 19, 1974 in Sheridan, WY.  Four children were born to this union.  The couple lived in numerous places following Lonnie’s military career.  They have lived in Canton, SD since 2017.

            Susan was a people person and the life of the party.  She made friends easily and loved spending time with people, especially her family, who she would do anything for.  She loved to travel and made numerous trips back to WY to visit family.  She especially enjoyed spending time and going on vacations with her traveling partners, Gayle and Candy.  Susan never missed an auction or rummage and also loved to buy houses and cars.   She will be remembered for her unique purchases that often ended up as gifts to her children.  In addition to raising her family, Susan worked at variety of jobs but cherished her time spent as a retirement home activity director.  She most recently worked as a receptionist at Fine Designs.  She was a member of the Optimist Club in Sioux Falls, SD.

            Grateful for sharing her life are her husband of 45 years, Lonnie of Canton, SD; children: Terri (Bob) Shilling of Loveland, CO, Martin of Watertown, Jason (Amanda Mueller) of Watertown, SD and Jake (Stacy) of Sioux Falls, SD; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Gayle Wells of Sheridan, WY; brothers, Larry Marty of Divide, CO and Roger Marty of Lakewood, CO; mother-in-law, Nada Malkin of Sharpsville, PA; cousins, Candy (John) Wolfe and Greg (Amy) Sullivan; her dog, Oscar; along with numerous extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, cousin Pam, and aunt and uncle Ike (Hank) Sullivan.

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  1. Bob and Bonnie Housman on August 17, 2020 said:

    Lonnie and family: Bonnie and I are so very sorry to hear that Susan died. She was a truly wonderful person, and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. Out thoughts are with you at this saddest of times, but know that you are all so very blesesed to have such a special person in your lives. Take care and may God bless you all. Love Bonnie and Bob Housman.

  2. Deb Metzger on August 17, 2020 said:

    So sorry for your loss. Susan was a wonderful person who was caring to her family and anyone around her. Prayers for healing at this time of loss

  3. Jacque king on August 17, 2020 said:

    Jason: i am so sorry for your loss . I had no idea.. i just saw here on FB. I hope you are doing ok.. i am so sorry.. my sincere condolences.
    Thinking of you.
    Sincerely Jacque King

  4. Carmen Hanson on August 17, 2020 said:

    Dear Lonnie and family,
    Sue was one of our favorite receptionists! She was so easy to love because she loved so easily. She made our coworkers and our customers feel right at home as she worked with us at Fine Designs. We were supposed to have lunch together soon. I will miss her dearly! It was such a pleasure knowing her and working with her.
    May God bless your family with peace and comfort.
    Carmen Hanson

  5. Valerie Dabney Huson on August 17, 2020 said:

    Wow. So sorry to hear the news about Susan. Being next door neighbors for most of my younger years, she was a big part of it. Always smiling and lauging, just always happy. The whole family were just great to be around! Again, so sorry.

  6. Annette Luke on August 18, 2020 said:

    Im so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I was so sad to hear the news that Susan is no longer with us. She had a bright bubbly personality that shined within her and her silliness bubbled over to anyone she spoke to. She was a fun loving person and her laughter was contagious.
    I worked with her at Trail Ridge Senior Living. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

  7. Virginia Nepp on August 19, 2020 said:

    Dear Lonnie and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Susan’s passing. I worked with her at Fine Designs. She was an amazing, loving and beautiful person. She always had a smile on her face and always willing to help. My daughter Laura would always follow her around and try to help her when I would go in and get my hair done. Laura adored her. Susan will be greatly missed by everyone she has met.
    My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Virginia Nepp

  8. Kim Parker on August 19, 2020 said:

    Dear Lonnie,
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife. I am so very grateful that I was able to visit with you both on your last trip out to Colorado. I know Terri will cherish those memories she and the rest of the family have of that trip. I have been keeping you in my prayers and thoughts. Susan had a great smile and laugh. I loved seeing her hold the newest great grand baby. You both looked so happy and proud. I am terribly sorry.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Terri, Marty, Jason, Jake and the rest of your family.
    Love, Kim

  9. Jason Dunn on August 20, 2020 said:

    I am so sorry guys she is a great person she will be sadly missed

  10. Terry & Alanna Hewins on August 24, 2020 said:

    Alanna and I were shocked to learn of Susan’s death. She was still young with lots of energy. Our thoughts are with you and your family. We are so sorry for the sorrow you all are going through.
    Terry & Alanna Hewins