Suzanne Marie Beaver, 65, of Mantorville, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, after a brief illness due to cancer.

She was born Aug. 4, 1948, to Aloysius and Parmalee Starken.

She graduated from John Marshall High School and recently retired from the Radiology Department at Mayo Clinic.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, flower gardening, reading, traveling and especially spoiling her granddaughter, Riley.

She is survived by her husband, Bernard; a son, Nathaniel (Dawn) P. Fjerstad of Rochester; a stepdaughter, Victoria O'Brien of Kasson; a stepson, Jeff Beaver of Byron; a brother, Tom (Ginny) Starken of Fountain; grandchildren, Riley Fjerstad of Rochester, Kandice O'Brien of Burnsville, Brooke (Tom) Fox of Rochester, Adam O'Brien of Byron and Jesse Beaver of Mantorville; and great-granddaughters, Kaydence Fjerstad of Rochester and Ainsley Fox of Rochester.

Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 27, at 1 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Kasson, followed by a funeral at 2 p.m.