Susan Kay Komning Susan Kay Komning, of Mt. Vernon Passed away from this life September 24, 2021, at the age of 66 surrounded by family and loved ones after a short fight with Mantle Cell Lymphoma. She was born in Prineville, OR on October 6, 1954 to Frank and Eunice Dosser, the first of 4 children, graduated from Prineville High School and attended COCC. While in college and on her 19th birthday, Sue met the love of her life, Dan. Sue married that love on February 28, 1976 and celebrated 45 wonderful and bountiful years together. In 1980, Sue and Dan purchased their home on Hansen Lane in Mt Vernon and poured Sue’s love into it.
Sue actively became a member of the community. She belonged to the Mt Vernon Grange. After becoming saved through the Blood of Christ in 1983, She went on to become the volunteer treasurer for 30 plus years for the John Day Church of the Nazarene, worked for Dave Freeman CPA (20 yrs), Rozanne Mullin’s H&R Block (16yrs) and for the family business Dakom Logging from the inception in 1979. Sue was a ‘Prepper’. She not only prepared for the future events, but she ‘prepped’ the children around her. It was her mission to prep the hearts and souls of the children who came through her home and those she came into contact with. She wanted to prepare hearts and souls for salvation through Christ by planting that seed of salvation. Sue began teaching Bible truths and the Word of God through Children’s Quizzing and continued for more than 20 years. She loved and cherished all children and became a mentor, leader, and treasurer for the Grant County 4-H association, fostered nearly 30 children through the OR State Foster Care System and her love of swimming led her to participate in the John Day Swim Team as treasurer, mentor & teacher.
Sue’s desire to be an active member of her children’s and grandchildren’s lives led her to lead Friday night dinners, Sunday get-togethers, camping in the mountains, swimming at the lakes, hunting for deer and elk, and getting firewood. Nothing was ever referred to as work, it was always called a family fun day.
Sue was preceded in death by her loving grandma Anna Donaca and her parents, Frank and Eunice Dosser.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dan Komning; her 4 children LeAnn (Terry) Coalwell of John Day; Alesa (Andrew) Molyneux of Mt. Vernon; Danny (Casey) Komning of John Day; Abbie (Zach) Mobley of John Day; 13 grandkids, (Myckee, Torie, Trevyn, Ryan, Morgan, Carmen, Dalaney, Ryann, Dilynn, Levi, Nolan, Mason, and Ty; with recently adding Stuart Mosier to the family). She is also survived by siblings, Sally Potter of Fossil; and brothers, Darrel and Dale Dosser of Alaska; her mother and father-in-law, Curtis and Edie Komning of John Day; whom Sue loved deeply and who they cared for as their own daughter
Sue leaves behind many friends in Christ who will surely miss her presence but will be rejoicing with her at the banquet table when their own personal invitations arrive for their trip home. Sue was laid to rest in Christ’s arms at the Mill Creek Cemetery in Prineville on October 1, 2021 where she joined many family members from the Mill Creek area.
Memorial contributions in Sue’s memory can be made to the Grant County 4H Leaders Association through Driskill Memorial Chapel, 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845
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