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Susan (Berghorst) Deutsch

February 17, 1943 ~ August 17, 2022 (age 79)


   SUSAN MARIE DEUTSCH, age 79, of Magnolia, died Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Ellsworth. She was born February 17, 1943, in New Brunswick, NJ, to Lester and Dorothy (Achtenberg) Brehm. She graduated from Luverne High School in 1961. Sue spent one year in Germany in the 1960’s. She lived in many places including California, where she worked in a few nursing homes as a Certified Nursing Assistant for over ten years. She moved back to Minnesota in 1985.
   Sue married Frank Berghorst in 1963. She worked at the Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Home, in Luverne, for over four years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She then worked as a Title 1 Teacher at Magnolia Elementary School. Sue also worked at the Magnolia Café as a waitress. Frank died in 1985.
   Sue married Fabian Deutsch on March 8, 1992, in Pipestone. The couple moved to Magnolia until moving to the Parkview Manor Nursing Home in September of 2019.
   She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, in Ellsworth, until the church closed and she became a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church. In her free time, Sue enjoyed making rugs for over twenty years. She also enjoyed polka dancing with Fabian until just a couple of years ago.
   Sue survived by her four children, Richard (Robyn) Berghorst, Larry Berghorst, Julie (Rob) Rickenbaugh and Teresa Berghorst; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gary (Jane) Brehm and Paul (Barb) Brehm; a sister, Ann (Jim) Brehm-Moline; seven step children, Randy (Carla) Deutsch, Cathy Deutsch, Jeffrey (Laurie) Deutsch, Danny Deutsch, Gary (Brenda) Deutsch, Mary (Daryl) Kramer, and Sally Lloyd; many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, William “Bill” Deutsch and John (Trudy) Deutsch; and three sisters-in-law, Loretta Henning, and Donna and Betty Deutsch;
   She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Frank Berghorst; and Fabian Deutsch on April 26, 2022; four brothers-in-law, Lawrence, Eddie and Walter Deutsch; and Frank Henning; and two sisters-in-law, Jean and Virginia Deutsch. 

   Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 pm, with Parish Prayers at 6 pm, at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. Visitation also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Funeral Mass will be Monday at 10:30 am at St. Catherine Catholic Church, in Luverne, officiated by Monsignor Gerald Kosse. Burial will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Ellsworth.


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Funeral Service


August 21, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dingmann Funeral Home (Luverne)
300 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, Minnesota 56156

Funeral Mass
August 22, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Catherine Catholic Church
203 E. Brown St.
Luverne, Minnesota 56156

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