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Susan D. ‘Sue’ Hohlen

Published: Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Susan D. "Sue" Hohlen

DIXON – Susan D. “Sue” Hohlen, 49, of Dixon, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, following a short battle with cancer.

She was born June 24, 1964, in Dixon, the daughter of William and Karen (Anderson) Willett. She married Kent Hohlen on May 11, 1985, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Since 2006, she was the executive director of the United Way of Lee County, where she volunteered for many community organizations.

Sue was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, Lee County 4-H Board, Dixon Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber Ambassadors, and the Iowa State University Farm House Fraternity Mom’s Club. She was a past board member of St. Mary Grade School in Dixon and past president of the P.T.A. at Reagan Middle School in Dixon. She was involved with the Palmyra Hillbillies 4-H Club.  

She is survived by her husband; her children, Justin Hohlen of Ames, Iowa, and Lexie Hohlen of Dixon; her parents, Bill and Karen Willett of Dixon; her sister, Wendy Willett of Dixon; and numerous friends.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Post House Ballroom in Dixon. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

Memorials have been established to the United Way and Lee County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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