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Susan Elizabeth Valentine

March 31, 1964 — August 12, 2023



Susan Elizabeth Valentine of Duluth passed away peacefully on August 12, 2023

Susan was born March 31, 1964 in Hibbing, Minnesota to Irwin and Pauline Rian and welcomed by her brother Eric. She attended Duluth East High School (class of 1982), and in April of 1983 she became an ever-loving mother to her son Dustin.

On August 21, 1993 she married the love of her life James (Jim) Valentine. Together they began their journey as an inseparable couple, business owners, and as a tight-knit family. In January of 2004 Dustin blessed her with her only grandchild, Alaina.

Susan enjoyed her family and friends, cooking, music, gardening, her fur-babies, and helping others.

Susan is preceded in death by father Irwin Rian and mother Pauline Taylor.

Survived by husband James Valentine; brother Eric (Katie, Zack) Rian; son Dustin (Karissa) Rian; granddaughter Alaina McCarthy-Rian;  step (bonus) sons, Jason (Dylan, Peyton) Valentine, Michael (Michael Jr., Nikolas, Allison) Valentine; her many Furbabies, and her many friends and family.

A visitation will be held at 11 AM on Monday, August 21, 2023 at the Dougherty Funeral Home 600 East 2nd Street Duluth, MN. A 12 PM funeral service will follow at the Dougherty Funeral Home.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Monday, August 21, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth

600 East Second Street, Duluth, MN 55805

Visitation at 11 AM
Funeral Service at 12 PM

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