Ilene Susie Tuetken – Monticello

Ilene (Susie) Tuetken age 78, died Thursday evening at her home following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello where friends may call from 4 until 7 Monday.   Ron Ivins will officiate at the services.   Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello.  Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at

Surviving are her husband,   Wallace, 3 sons, Lance (Amy) Tuetken and children, Hunter, Elle, Ali, Sara, Weston; Craig  (Danielle) Tuetken and children, Jennifer (Casey), Todd (Kelsey); TJ (Chrissie) Tuetken and children, Tyler and Adelyn; her brother, Pete Emerson.   She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Ann Marie, her granddaughter, McClean Tuetken, a grandson:  Chase Tuetken

Ilene Marie Emerson was born July 14, 1941 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   She was the daughter of Homer and Dorothy (Roup) Emerson.  Susie graduated from the Mt. Vernon High school with the class of 1959.   She attended AIB in Des Moines where she worked for the National Corn Growers Association.   She returned home and worked at Collins Credit Union and Frank N. Magid Associates.   Susie married Wallace Tuetken on April 7, 1962 at the United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.   The couple farmed on the Tuetken Family Farm near Monticello.

For coming from a non-farming background, Susie was active in all phases of the farm.  That extended into the Jones Cattlewomen’s Association, where she was very active, holding multiple offices.  She served as president of the Iowa Cattlewomen’s Association in 1993-1994.  She even wrote articles for the monthly Iowa Cattleman Publication.  Susie took time for herself bowling in the Tuesday Afternoon Rollers League, doing photography, watching sunsets or the moon rise, grandchildren’s sporting events, tending to her flowers, traveling to spend time with family and trips with her Mt. Vernon besties.