Joseph M. SuzickJoseph M. Suzick, 59, of Hibbing, died peacefully after family and friends said goodbye on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013,
Joseph M. Suzick, 59, of Hibbing, died peacefully after family and friends said goodbye on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth as the result of a tragic ATV accident.
Joe was born May 29, 1954, to David and Mary (Knezovich) Suzick and was raised in Keewatin.
He was a 1973 graduate of Nashwauk-Keewatin High School and attended Hibbing Community College. Joe married Brenda Hanson on Oct. 8, 1977, in Duluth. They lived in Keewatin until 1981, when they moved to Hibbing to raise their family. He started his career in mining at National Steel in Keewatin but was currently an employee at Hibbing Tac for more than 20 years. Joe was a proud union representative of United Steelworkers Local 2705, a devoted member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Hibbing Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing and sports, whether it was playing, coaching, officiating, or watching his favorite Minnesota Twins and Vikings.
Joe is survived by his wife, Brenda; their children Matthew J. Suzick of Duluth and Lynlee M. Suzick of Hibbing; his mother, Mary of Hibbing; brothers, David J. Sulzick and Michael L. Suzick, both of Keewatin; Stephen F. (Christine Slocum) Suzick of Superior; sisters Pamela J. (John) Brust and Sandra J. Suzick, both of Hibbing; sisters-in-law, Charlene MacMillan, Barbara (James) Burger, Susan Hanson and Judy Suzick; nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members; and his beloved Jack Russell Terrier, Milo. He was preceded in death by his father, David M. Suzick; his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his father and mother-in-law.
The family would like to thank the first responders, emergency staff at Fairview, and St. Luke’s Hospital staff, especially Kim and Art, for not only taking care of Joe, but his family and friends as well.
FUNERAL SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Gabriel Waweru celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday in the Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing, and will continue at 10 a.m. Tuesday at church. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery.
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