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“We are saddened to hear of Sue's passing. Lonnie and Sue are in peace in a better place.Charlie & Patty KappelmanOakdale, CT ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Charlie Kappelman - Oskdale, CT

“So sorry to hear of Sue's passing.Such a wonderful lady. We always talked about meeting in person (met corresponding through work by email and later...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Cindy Paulsen - O'Neill, NE

“I am so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. She will be sorely missed by her family and friends. My thoughts are with you all.Susan ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Kappelman - Long Beach, CA

“Jan, Mom and I are so sorry to learn of the passing of your sister. May your many memories help you through this difficult time. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Jones - Black Hawk, SD

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. So sorry for your loss. We are so sorry we could not make the service...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Darrel and Dolores Hanson - SD

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Thinking of your family in this...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kirk and Linda Hanson - SD

“I want to thank Sue as I didn't (get the chance really) as she had called me the very next day when she heard of my husband (Scott) passing on the...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Tami Turner - Spearfish, SD

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all xxoo ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Dooley - Yankton, SD

“In deepest condolences at the passing of your love one and may you find comfort in the loving arms of Jesus at this very difficult time . (cousin...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Woods - Omaha, NE - Family

“Dear Jan and family, so sorry to hear of Sue's passing. Just seems like yesterday we were all kids in school.May your many memories sustain you in...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Glenn Sealey - Colome, SD

“We are so sorry for your loss. Growing up with the Woods family, we have so many great memories. She will be missed by many. Our sympathy. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Kim & Ron Bertram - Salem, SD

“Lifting your family in prayer. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jennifer Utter - Piedmont, SD


Susan Marie (Woods) Brozik was born on March 15, 1957, the second of five children to Ray and Peggy (Risewick) Woods. She spent her childhood growing up in Colome, South Dakota.

She attended Colome school and graduated from Colome High School in 1975. After graduation she attended National College of Business in Rapid City, South Dakota. She was a dispatcher in Spink County for a few years then returned to Colome.

On October 16, 1982, Sue married Lonnie Brozik and together they raised three daughters, Amanda, Chelsea and Caitlin. They spent many years taking care of the farm together and Sue continued managing the operation after Lonnie's passing in 2012. Sue also worked in town at Buches for several years then started working at the Gregory Times Advocate. She enjoyed taking pictures of events and visiting with everyone as she sold advertisements for the newspaper around town.

Sue loved spending time with her grandchildren. She took great pride in their accomplishments. The grandkids were always very excited to see Grandma Sue. Family was top priority for Sue. She traveled all over the state to visit her daughters and their families.

In her free time, she enjoyed caring for her plants, both her outdoor garden areas and her house plants. She usually had a pet to keep her company.

She died January 3, 2018, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota due to complications from a brain aneurysm. Sue fought so hard to stay in her Earthly body but ultimately entered the spirit world. It was a very peaceful transition with her daughters surrounding her during her passing. Her strength continues to amaze family and friends, even when she was up against such extreme circumstances. Her love for her family and life undoubtedly kept her strong for so long. The family is devastated to have to continue without this amazing woman but knows she is in the best place now, reunited with Lonnie.

Susan is survived by her daughters: Amanda and Brady Hanson and grandchildren Jocelyn and Silas of Springfield, South Dakota; Chelsea and fiancé Patrick Price and grandson Owen of Miller, South Dakota; and Caitlin and grandchildren Emma and Gideon of Gregory, South Dakota; and special "daughter" Blair (Nathan) Sedlacek and children of Dallas, South Dakota. She is also survived by her sisters Jan (Tom) Endes of White River, SD; Linda (Gary) Bowers of Holdridge, NE; Anita Neitzel of Gregory, SD; and brother Dale (Regina) Woods of Cabot, AR; mother-in-law Mildred Brozik of Winner, South Dakota; brother-in-law Dave (Bernie) Brozik of Winner, SD; sisters-in-law Kathy (Jeff) Askew of Pierre, SD, and Cheryl Sperl of Gregory, SD; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

Susan is preceded in death by her husband Lonnie Brozik; her parents Ray Woods and Peggy and Charles Kappelman; father-in-law Ben Brozik; brothers-in-law Mike Neitzel and Rod Sperl; son-in-law Martin Kendrick.

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Funeral services for Sue Brozik, 60, of Gregory, SD, were held Saturday, January 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gregory with Pastor Royal Archer officiating. A visitation and prayer service was held Friday evening at the church with funeral rites by the I.O.O.F. Lodge.

Music was provided by Bette Fogel, pianist. Congregational songs were "It Is Well With My Soul" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again." Soloist Clay Lundberg sang "Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone" and "Hymn of Promise."

Tammy Shanahan and Karen DeSmet were in charge of registration.

Flower attendants were Marlene Rezac and Marcy Creekmur.

Casket Bearers were Nathan Sedlacek, Scott Boes, Ben Sperl, Caleb DuFrane, Dan Beck, and Bob Beck.

Honorary Casket Bearers were the family's closest friends, I.O.O.F. Lodge members, Sue's Gregory Times-Advocate family, and the Colome Class of 1975.

Burial was in the St. John Catholic Cemetery, Paxton, SD.