Susan Kaye Jorasz
HARRIS — Susan Kaye Jorasz went to be with our Lord on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the age of 61, after a courageous 7-month battle with cancer. She passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family.
Susan was born on Sept. 1, 1956 in Evanston, Ill. to Richard and Ada (Blazek) Webber. She was raised in Powers and graduated from North Central High School in 1974.
The former Susan K. Webber married John A. Jorasz on April 12, 1975 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Spalding, and together they continued on the family tradition of the Jorasz Family Farm in Harris. She was very proud of the farm, which had its centennial celebration in 2015.
Susan’s six sons brought her much happiness and she supported them completely throughout their lives. She was a big supporter of Bark River-Harris Schools, including bringing calves to school from the farm, for several Young Author’s Day celebrations. She was a member of the BR-H Sports Booster Club and enjoyed watching all her sons’ sporting events. Later in life, she was able to watch her granddaughters play sports at BR-H as well.
She was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bark River. She was a CCD teacher, Eucharistic Minister, and helped every year with decorating the church for Christmas, a large task that she was recently put in charge of.
Susan worked at Robinson’s Furniture for a brief time. She later enjoyed babysitting for several children in her home, and did this for many years. She loved caring for several of her grandchildren while their parents worked, as well as gardening, canning, and watching the Detroit Lions.
Susan’s pride and joy was her family and she treasured time spent with everyone together. She is survived by; her husband, John; her six sons, Andrew (Teri), John (Lisa), Michael (Brooke), Mark (Brianna), Matthew (girlfriend, Hailey Strahl), and Paul (fiance, Kortney Jenshak) Jorasz; her 12 grandchildren, Faith, Emily, Brianna, Nathan, Zoey, Kenzie, Lexie, Carter, Alaska, Aundrea, Nora, and Kylee Jorasz; her parents, Richard and Ada Webber; sisters, Joyce (Michael) Webber-Luedtke of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Faye Christenson-Kelly of St. Charles, Ill., and Carol (Robert) Amundsen of Itasca, Ill.; brothers, Jim Webber of Carney and Daryl Webber of Carney; brothers-in-law, Alex Jorasz of Wilson, Francis (Carol) Jorasz of Newton, Wis., Phillip Jorasz of Bark River and Leo Jorasz of Bark River; sisters-in-law, Anita (Doug) Graham of Colorado City, Texas and Marilyn (Marty) Hopman of Mokena, Ill.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River on Sunday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 8 p.m. with a rosary being said at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Bark River with luncheon to follow in the parish hall. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at the Bark River Cemetery.
The family would like to thank all their friends and family, with special mention to Father Darryl Pepin, for the countless thoughts and prayers throughout Susan’s illness and for the supportive caregivers of UPHS Home Health and Hospice.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Jorasz family.