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Susan Lorch 04/20/2023

Susan Lorch, age 73 of New Richmond, WI died on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Sue was born the daughter of Leander and Alberta (Bunge) Steinberger on December 20, 1949 in New Richmond, WI. She grew up in New Richmond, graduating from New Richmond High School with the class of 1968. She went to work for Northwestern Bell in St. Paul, MN where she met Thomas Lorch. On January 29, 1972, they were married at Immaculate Conception Church. Work brought their family to Silver Bay, MN, Coon Rapids, MN, and Denver, Co. During those years, Sue worked various jobs, but mostly focused on raising their children. In 2007, they retired to New Richmond. Sue was a member of Immaculate Conception Church. She enjoyed bird watching, cooking and slot machines. She liked crafts, especially making jewelry. Sue was a “Survivor” fan and enjoyed many other reality TV shows. She was a strong willed, kind and caring woman. Sue loved being a grandma and adored her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Alberta Steinberger; brother, Dennis (Barb) Steinberger; and brother-in-law, Jim Venhor. Sue is survived by her husband Tom Lorch; children, Patrick (Nikki) Lorch, Jenni (Travis) Vanden Broeke; grandchildren, Brady and Sophia Lorch, Andrew, Aaron, Zach and Maddie Vanden Broeke; sisters, Sandy Venhor and Debbie(Scott) Mealey; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 12 noon at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 151 S Washington Ave New Richmond. Visitation was also on Tuesday from 11 am – 12 noon at the church. Interment was in the New Richmond Cemetery. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.



  • Beverly Krumm Posted April 21, 2023 4:17 pm

    My sympathy to Tom and his family.

  • Beverly Krumm Posted April 21, 2023 4:18 pm

    My sympathy to Tom and his family at this difficult time.

  • Melissa K Maple Posted April 22, 2023 5:35 am

    My sincere condolences to Tom & family.

  • Jean Diaz Posted April 22, 2023 2:37 pm

    My deepest sympathy!

  • Chris Meyer Posted April 22, 2023 4:27 pm

    I was so sad to hear this. My sympathies to Tom, Jenni and Pat.

  • Traci Posted April 22, 2023 11:06 pm

    Sending love, so sorry for your loss.

  • Troy and Tania VandenBroeke Posted April 23, 2023 10:42 am

    Our thoughts and prayers for peace are with you. Rejoicing in Sue’s faith and grateful for the legacy of her life.

  • Marion Nelson Posted April 23, 2023 11:30 am

    Tom, So sorry to hear about Sue. My heart and prayers to you and family.

  • Bob Howe Posted April 24, 2023 12:15 am

    Our heartfelt condolences to Tom and his family and to sisters Sandy and Debbie.

  • Josie Driscoll Posted April 24, 2023 9:45 am

    Tom, So sorry to hear this. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family. May she rest in peace.

  • Marilyn Anderson Posted April 24, 2023 12:30 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Sue, one of my best friends all through grade school and high school. Always the voice of reason for me in my heart to heart talks as we were growing up.

  • Lynette Posted April 24, 2023 6:09 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • Bill and Betty Komula Posted April 25, 2023 6:09 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are sorry to her of your loss.

  • Bill and Betty Komula Posted April 25, 2023 6:12 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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