Posted by: pastordiehl   in Remembering

Sue Stier was a vital part of our church years ago. She and her family stood with us through some great years of expansion. Sue just won a battle over the final enemy: death. Her family will lay her body to rest today.

I remember that Sue was a bit bold and to the point. While others used a gentle approach with me, she just said what was on her mind, and it was sometimes blunt. But she was a get ‘er done person, and was very active in her community and church. She once invited Joe and Laura Graves to church. Joe was curious about God but wasn’t interested in changing his lifestyle.

On one of his first Sundays (in the old building), I received an altar call. Joe was resistant and did not want to move. His finger tips were white from gripping the pew in front of him. But, he finally surrendered and walked to the front. His life was dramatically changed from that day on. He came the first time because Sue Stier, bold and blunt, pushed him just enough. That is Sue’s legacy in my mind.

What will you remember about Sue Stier?

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2 comments so far

Laura Graves

Persistent is the word That comes to my mind when I think of Sue. We did have our disagreements but we worked through them, but she was always there with a positive word and a prayer. She was the one who brought me back to the Lord and my husband too. For that I will always be grateful. She also gave us a Church home that we Love and will always be a part of our lives.

August 22nd, 2015 at 3:51 pm
Tara Lilly

I remember her straight talk too! It took me awhile to figure out if she liked me or not. lol I will remember most the way she dealt with facing cancer. She proclaimed her faith with such boldness. “No weapon formed against me shall prosper!!” seemed to be her favorite phrase. I am hurting for her family, but thankful she is HOME.

August 23rd, 2015 at 10:53 pm

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