Susie Brynjolfson Obituary, Death -Susie Brynjolfson of Bismarck, North Dakota, Susie Brynjolfson died from cancer. After a brave fight, our incredibly brave and beautiful Susie died on January 17, 2023, from the terrible disease of metastatic breast cancer. She was surrounded by her heartbroken family. She leaves behind her husband Joe, her parents Morris and Dinah Brynjolfson, her mother-in-law Penny Meide, her brother Danny Brynjolfson, her brother and sister-in-law John and Cheri Brynjolfson and their sons Sean (20) and Ryan (17), her best friend and sister-in-law Patsy and Matt Peyerl and their daughters Elizabeth (21), Katie (18), and Bryn (8). Her aunts and uncles Bernie, Fred, Pat, Dan, Dan, and Mary Kay, as well as her cousins and lifelong friends Marian, Paula, Kelley, Teresa, and Sherry, are happy to be part of her extended family.
On Friday, January 20, 2023, at 4 p.m., a Christian burial Mass will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck, ND. On Thursday, January 19, 2023, people will be able to pay their respects from 6pm to 7pm. At 7pm, there will be a Vigil Service and a traditional wake to honor Susie’s life. Morris and Dinah had Susie on December 25, 1964, in Minot, ND. On Christmas, she was a blessing to her parents. Susie moved to Bismarck when she was young and went to St. Mary’s Central High School until she graduated in 1983. She went to Marquette University for her bachelor’s degree in Spanish, and then to Colorado State for her master’s degree in Spanish.
In 1991, Susie started teaching Spanish at Century High School. This was the start of her lifelong passion for teaching. Susie loved her students and coworkers at Century, where she taught for 31 years and was the head of the Foreign Language Department for a long time. She was proud to have taught thousands of kids over that time. Susie was like a second mother to her “Shining Stars”: Elizabeth at Notre Dame, Sean at Cornell, Katie at NDSU, Ryan at Century High, and her “Petunia”/”Little Turkey” Bryn at Cathedral Elementary. She was so proud to watch her nieces and nephews play sports, do well in school, and reach other goals.
Her maternal grandparents, Dan and Agatha Mitzel, and her paternal grandparents, Glenn and Susie Brynjolfson, died before her. The family of Joe and Susie would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Sanford Health for taking care of our sweet Susie over the past few weeks. Their kindness and skill will always be remembered.