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Susan Fair Lieber

November 14, 1953 ~ January 28, 2022 (age 68)


Susan Fair "Susie" Lieber of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota passed away on January 28, 2022 at Our Lady of Peace Hospice in St. Paul, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Susie was born on November 14, 1953 in Sioux City, Iowa, to Elizabeth (Ennenga) Lieber and Lincoln Lieber, Sr. She grew up in Quincy, Illinois and graduated from Quincy Senior High School. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art form Millikin University. Susie moved to Minnesota in 1987, and settled in Marine on St. Croix in 1991.

Susie was a gifted artist, specializing in drawing and watercolor. She had a passion for children's literature and even illustrated two books. She adored children and was a nanny to many families in the area. Her final career was an Orton Gillingham tutor to many students whom she helped foster a love of reading.

Susie is survived by her daughter Jessica (Joshua) Gillis of Rochester, Illinois; granddaughters, Lily and Hadley Gillis, also of Rochester; sister Sara Lieber (Les) Eastep of Springfield, Illinois; sister Jane Lieber Mays (Thomas Gressler) of St. Paul, Oregon; brother Lincoln (Barb) Lieber, Jr. of Quincy, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Susie was preceded in death by her parents.

Per her request, no memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, Susie wished for donations to be made to Our Lady of Peace in St. Paul.

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