Suzanne Elva Klennert, 76, passed away on Thursday, October 12, 2023, in Rochester, Minnesota at St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born on June 14, 1947, to John and Rena (Arnold) Berndt in Rochester, Minnesota, Suzanne grew up in the area and graduated from John Marshall High School in 1965. After high school she enrolled at St. Mary's Nursing School and graduated in 1982. She dedicated her professional career to caring for others at Mayo Clinic and also worked as a waitress in Rochester and Kasson, MN.
Beyond her work, Suzanne had a love for dogs, puzzles, antiquing at Gold Rush Days, and gardening. Above all, Suzanne's greatest joy came from the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Suzanne Klennert leaves behind her loving husband, Steven Klennert, whom she married on August 10, 1991, in Rochester, Minnesota. Other survivors include her children, Amy (Mitchell) Fischer, Darin Vrieze, and Jeff (Bonnie) Vrieze; one brother, Scott (Shelly) Berndt; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Shelly and Sally.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 2:00 pm at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm as well as one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Klennert family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.