SUSAN MARIE HORTON was born on October 12, 1953 to Gerald and Bertha (Sorrell) Badger in Utica, New York, where she was raised. She was baptized in 1953 and confirmed in 1967 at St. Agnes Catholic Church. She attended school in Utica, graduating from Thomas R. Proctor High School in 1971. Following school, Susan worked as a teacher’s aide at local schools. The family moved to Urbana, Ohio for a few years in the early 1980s, before moving to Luverne, Minnesota. While in town, Susan worked in hospitality at Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown, was a hospice volunteer and worked several years at Pizza Ranch in town. On Wednesday, November 30, 2022 while at the Sanford Luverne Hospital, Susan went to be with her Lord at the age of 69 years, one month and 18 days.
Susan was a devoted member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne, where she taught catechism, volunteered at adoration chapel and helped serve at Mass. She loved her prayer books and was a faithful member. Susan was an avid reader. She enjoyed camping with Jeff and Heather at Kayuta Lake in Forestport, New York, dancing with Denise, and spending time with Brittany and family at The Lake. She always had to sample some of Jeff’s food he would make and could be heard for her famous words, “Let Mama try one!” Susan will be remembered for her huge heart, always having a smile on her face, being a great listener and caring for everyone around her.
Susan is survived by her husband, Earl Horton of Spokane, Washington; three children, Jeffrey Badger (Heather Bumbolo) of Utica, New York, Brittany (Jason) Remme of Luverne, and Allen Lampron of Luverne; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; mother, Bertha Badger of Utica; four siblings, Denise Gleba, Mark Badger (Kim Chapple), Todd (Tracy) Badger, and Kevin Badger of Utica; several nieces, nephews, family and friends; and special friend, Marie Chapin. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Badger; two brothers, David and Daniel Badger; sister-in-law, Colleen Badger; and nephew, Jason Badger.