Susan Geraldine McDonald, 61, of Ossian, Iowa died Sunday, March 29, 2020. Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Ossian Ambulance Service.

Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian, Iowa is assisting the family.

Susan was born May 25, 1958, to Virlyn and Olga (Rystad) McDonald in Grand Forks, N.D. She graduated from Larimore High School in 1976.

Susan was a CNA at Wellington Place in Decorah from 1999 to 2010 and loved working there. She had two dogs , Yeti and Brinley , that she adored.

Susan is survived by her four children: Holly (Walter) Witt of Ossian, Jason Johnson of Cresco, Whitney (Rashone) Lowery of Cresco and Wyatt (Sierra) Opperman of Ellsworth; five granddaughters: Ava, Amber, Nevaeh, Ra’Niyah and Rory; and four siblings: John (Valerie) McDonald of Larimore, N.D., Mary (Robert) Boushee of Emerado, N.D., Darryl (Cindy) McDonald of Larimore, N.D. and Mark McDonald of Fargo, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virlyn and Olga McDonald.