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Susan K. Averitt

IRONWOOD, Mich. — Susan K. Averitt, 75, of Ironwood, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2022.

On Feb. 9, 1947, Sue was born in Ironwood, the daughter of the late Eugene and Ann (Lopez) Jacquart. She attended school in Ironwood and graduated from St. Ambrose High School in 1965. Sue then attended Gogebic Community College and worked as an LPN for some time after completing the nursing program.

Sue dedicated her life to raising her three boys: Jim, Dan and Nick. She loved children and operated a residential daycare for several different children over the years that she cared for greatly.

Sue loved a good TV crime drama and her Hallmark movies. In addition, she loved to knit and spend her time working on Word Seek puzzle books and enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings during the NFL season. She also had a special love for dogs, especially Old English Sheepdogs, of which she had three over the years.

Surviving are Sue’s two sons, Dan Averitt of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Nick (Krystal) Averitt of Burnsville, Minnesota; grandchildren, Brayden Averitt, Kate Averitt, Ian Averitt, Marshall Averitt and Louis Averitt; great-grandchildren, Layla Averitt and Leo Averitt-Foster; sister, Mimi (Chatsie) Moncher; brothers, Don (Diane) Jacquart and Ron (Gary) Jacquart; nephew Paul (Christy) Jacquart; nieces, Jamey Jackson, Anney Jackson, Joey Jackson, Toni (Kevin) Hogan, Leslie (Matt) Young and Jeanine Bessette; cousins, Kathy (Fred) Friedman and Bob (Denise) Jacquart; daughter-in-law, Tiffany Averitt; special friend, Debbie (Ray) Bastman; and many other dear friends and family.

Besides her parents, Sue was preceded in death by a son, Jim P. Averitt; her brother, Paul Jacquart; aunt, Kay Jacquart; uncle, Bob Jacquart; and her ex-husband, Jim B. Averitt.

Sue’s family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the workers at Westgate Nursing Home for the support and care they have provided to her over the past several months.

There will be a private family funeral service at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church per Sue’s wishes. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood.

Memorial contributions in her honor may be made to HOPE Animal Shelter, 510 Easy St., Ironwood, MI 49938.

The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood to honor Sue’s legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at

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