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Susan Jayne Zapf

In Loving Memory

Susan Jayne Zapf

11/29/1941 - 4/21/2017

Susan Jayne Zapf of Webster, Texas passed away on April 21, 2017.  She was born in Duluth, Minnesota to Richard W. Atkinson and Dagny Constance Christianson.

She married John D. Zapf on June 30, 1962 and they were stationed in Minnesota, Texas, and Colorado during his service as a medical doctor in the Army. They returned to Monticello, Minnesota and Susie raised her three boys and supported her husband in his medical practice. “Grandma Susie” was known for telling stories, enjoying Broadway musicals, instilling this love of musicals in her grandchildren, and spending time with her family. She enjoyed red cardinals and spending time at the cabin on Long Lake with her husband and children.

Susie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Dr. John D. Zapf.

She is survived by her son, Joseph Zapf (guardian son) and daughter-in-law, Susan Zapf, and two grandsons, Christopher and Joshua Zapf of Friendswood, Texas; son, Peter Zapf of Chicago, Illinois; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Zapf and grandson, Jonathan Zapf of Southbend, Indiana; son, Paul Zapf and granddaughter, Haily Mae Zapf of Olympia, Washington and grandson, Justin Zapf of Andrews, Texas, and their mother Lyndi Zapf; and her sisters, Judy Franson of Milledgeville, Georgia and Doris Jensen of Rochester, Minnesota.

Susie had many friends and family residing in Minnesota. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held in St. Cloud, Minnesota with date to be announced.

Condolences may be sent to the Zapf family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

April 24,2017 - 4:50 pm

Joe Zapf

Will miss mom, always had fun on our outing and trips to the Houston/Galveston theater district.


April 24,2017 - 3:26 pm

Diane Zapf Gfall

Dear cousins so sorry to hear of Aunt Susie passing. Dr. John was my god father when he married Susie I felt so happy to have such a fun and great new aunt. We are both short , she would always share with me when she found clothes she thought I would like. Living with Grandma many years I got to know her so much better. I remember she would always dress you 3 boys in the same clothes to keep track of you all at the Zapf cottage. Take care,love your cousin Diane (Debbie).


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