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Said to hear that Sue from Moosebirds pasted away.  Neighbor said she had a aneurysm of some kind.

 

Susan “Sue” L. Martin, age 58, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. She was born February 18, 1959, in Kankakee Illinois to Frank and Adella Petkunas. She was a 1977 graduate of Momence High School. Sue married Ronald “Ron” Martin on August 21, 1982, in St. Anne Illinois. Soon after, they found themselves becoming beagle parents. Sue worked in her family’s business, Frank’s Appliance Center until her and her husband Ron started their new adventure in 1995 and moved north to Cook Minnesota to open up Moosebirds. Sue also nurtured the entrepreneurial spirit in others by working with the Minnesota Entrepreneurial Fund for several years. Through this work Sue helped people realize their dreams of starting their own businesses with her support and expertise so they could become independent.

Sue truly lived life to the fullest through passion for painting, her positive outlook on life and her love for her family and friends. Sue had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. Sue was a primary founding member of the Northwoods Friends of the Arts and the driving force to make it a reality for the arts in Cook.  

She is survived by her husband, Ron and their beagle Maggie of Cook Minnesota, sisters; Julie (Steve) Williams of Lowell Indiana and JoAnne (Mark) Keen of Momence Illinois. Brothers; Frank (Sonya) Petkunas of Kankakee Illinois, David (Melissa) Petkunas of Midlothian Illinois and Dan (Stacy) Petkunas of Momence Illinois. Brothers-in-law; Randy (Betsy) Martin and Ricky Martin. Sue had many many nieces and nephews that will greatly miss her positive energy and amazing loving spirit. Sue touched many people in one way or another over the years and she will be greatly missed! At this time, the family does not have the exact arrangements scheduled but they will be celebrating Sue’s wonderful life this summer with all of their family and friends in Cook. In February, there are plans to have a celebration of Sue’s life with her family and friends back in Illinois.

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Cliff Wagenbach

Sorry to hear that!

Moose Birds is an icon of Vermilion!

Cliff

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CLOTAGAMES

So very sad to hear. I always brought her crappie filets and traded for ice cream.

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delcecchi

The business has been for sale for awhile.  I think Ron and Sue had planned on retiring soon.   

I was really bummed when I heard this, so sad.  She was such a lively and good person.  

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SkunkedAgain

Losing Sue is a great loss to the lake community and all of those that had a chance to interact with her. My young daughter has had to deal with a few close losses in our family this year/winter already, so she will be really sad to find out next spring that her favorite "ice cream lady' is no longer with us as well. Sue and Ron were always part of the experience of coming up north. Like many others I'm sure, my wife got corner by Sue last summer about how we needed to buy Moosebirds! I'll miss seeing Sue's smile each time we walk in the door to pick up some random forgotten item, for ice cream, or to find something "Moosebirds" to take home and support a good friend.

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Raven77

So sad to hear!  Sue always had a smile on her face and something friendly to say.  Life is precious and short!

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