Susan K. Kronlage, 74, of Epworth, passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque.

Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at the Reiff funeral Home in Epworth. Visitation was also held after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Services for Sue was held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Epworth, with Rev. Michael Schueller presiding. Eucharistic Ministers were Angie Kronlage and Jodi Kronlage. Lectors were Jill Petsche and Erika Kirby. Placing of the Pall was done by Paul Kronlage, Russ Kronlage, Jennifer McDermott, Brian Kronlage and Scott Kronlage. Giftbearers were Lauren Kronlage, Elizabeth Kronlage and Kiara Kronlage. Honorary Pallbearers were: Lauren and Owen Kronlage. Honorary escort afforded by the Dubuque Nurses Honor Guard. Burial was held at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Casketbearers were: Derek Strief, Ethan Kronlage, Kiara Kronlage, Hunter McDermott, Ty Kronlage, Jacob Kronlage, Chase McDermott, Robert Kronlage and Elizabeth Kronlage.

Sue was born Aug. 3, 1947 in Rockwell, daughter of Donald and Doris (Cunningham) Neilsen. She graduated from Newman Catholic High School in Mason City, and went on to attend and graduate from Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque. She was a Surgical Nurse at MercyOne Medical Center in Dubuque for over 30 years.

Sue was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, canning, scrapbooking, shopping and spending time at the casino.

She is survived by her five children, Paul (Angie) Kronlage, Russ (Jodi) Kronlage, and Jennifer (Jim) McDermott all of Epworth, Brian (Angie) Kronlage of New Vienna, and Scott (Julie) Kronlage of Epworth; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; her mother, Doris Drury of Mason City; four siblings, Dixie Rottinghaus of Des Moines, Dalena (Mark) Barz of Ventura, Chris Holt of Mason City, and Kenny (Sandy) Neilsen of Rockwell.

She is preceded in death by her father; step-father, Arv Drury, brother-in-law, James Rottinghaus.

Anyone unable to attend may send cards to the Reiff Funeral Home, Attn: Susan Kronlage family, P.O. Box 99, Farley, Iowa, 52046. A video tribute may be viewed and online condolence sent to the family at