Susan Harrison - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

September 13, 1955 - December 15, 2014

Susan Elaine Harrison, age 59, of Richfield, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 15, 2014. Longtime Music Director at Berea Lutheran Church, Richfield and Preschool Director at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Richfield. Survived by loving husband, Colin; children, Chad Harrison (Jenny), Heather Harrison (Stephen Kukowski) and Christopher Harrison (Wendy Bradford); parents, Lawrence and Nina Hines; grandchildren, Aubrey, Ashley and Joshua; sister, Nancy Hagen (Steve) and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Dorothy Hines and Henry and Lida Mangelsen.

Memorials to Berea Lutheran Church Music Department.


  1. Jackie Mann says:

    To Susan’s family,
    I just heard the news of Susan’s passing from Elliot and I am so shocked and saddened. We got to know each other years ago when our kids were in Little League together and I will always remember her infectious laugh.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Madigan Family says:

    From the Madigan family, we express our deepest sympathy for the Harrison family. Susan was a true gem and brought much joy to our young son. Although we will miss her every day, her legacy lives on in those that she inspired. May she rest in peace.

  3. Sally Cassellius says:

    I can’t begin to describe the impact Susan had on our lives. My kids felt safe and loved at her school, and I felt blessed leaving them there. She gave me valuable parenting advice which is still helpful 10 years later. My heart is very heavy today. We love you, Susan. The Cassellius Family

  4. Lisa Mangelsen says:

    May the good Lord fulfill all of your needs during your time of grief n comfort you also. Heaven acquired a beautiful Angel. Susan, may your beautiful smile continue to shine down on all of us. When the sun is shining we will know you are smiling sending your grace down n watching over us. I will definitely miss you. Sorry I couldn’t have spent more time with you. God bless you! You are a beautiful person and everyone you know loves you. You will always be a special blessing to your family n friends. I love you!

  5. Alison says:

    Susan was my second mother. No one made me laugh like her. She loved with her whole heart and i cannot imagine her not being here. Christ took her home but my heart is breaking for all of you. I will love Susan forver and miss her always. I love you Colin, Chad, Heath and Christopher.

  6. Pete Stearns says:

    One of my favorite memories of Sue was at a wedding at Berea. My son had wondered off during the service and after some searching I found him in the choir loft…sitting with Sue as she played the organ. She was a wonderful woman. Hugs and prayers to you all.

  7. Tina says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Susan. I knew her from working at House of Prayer several years ago. She was a wonderful person – I enjoyed talking with her. God be with her family.

  8. Susan McCrea says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Susan’s passing. We have fond memories of her from Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. Thought and prayers to the Harrison family. John and Susan (Meyers) McCrea

  9. Nikki Dahlman says:

    Dear Harrison Family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Susan’s welcoming and loving personality was evident the moment I met her and I feel blessed to have known her. What a wonderful person.

  10. Pete Svien says:

    Susan was such a wonderful person. She was a gift to everyone that has known her. I was privileged enough to see her weekly in the Berea choir. Keri Murphy’s tribute on piano today playing “how great thou art” embodied the love we all felt for her. A very sad day on earth. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Keri, I was so moved by How Great Thou Art. God’s greatness was truly shining through your playing. It was so moving. Thank you!!!

  11. Leslie (Lester) Tentis says:

    I am shocked and saddened to see this on facebook! I missed the services and would like to pass along my heartfelt sympathy to Susan’s beautiful family. God Bless you during this time of loss and sorrow. She was a wonderful, funny, loving, beautiful lady.

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