Susan Hoxeng Kelly, age 66 of Bradenton, Florida, passed away Friday, October 29, 2021, of pancreatic cancer at her home with many of her friends at her bedside.

Susan was born August 1, 1955, to Gordon and Darlene (Hauger) Hoxeng at the hospital in Vermilion, SD. She was raised on the family farm near Volin, SD. She graduated from Gayville-Volin School in 1973. After graduation she worked at some restaurants in Yankton, SD then did construction work for B-Y Water Company.

Susan went to Florida in the later 70’s. She met Jay Kelly there and they were married October 31, 1983. She joined her husband working in his machine shop. Jay passed away from cancer on April 20, 2008. Susan continued to work at their machine shop along with her stepson, Todd Kelly, until her death.

Susan is survived by her mother, Darlene Hoxeng and her two brothers, Gary (Shirley) Hoxeng and Brian (Brenda) Hoxeng and their son Boyt, many aunts, cousins and stepchildren and grand stepchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jay, and her father, Gordon, and one aunt.

Memorial services will be held at the Faith United Church at 44874 303rd Street, Volin, SD on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.

Yankton Press & Dakotan

November 18, 2021