Susan Sam, 74
Susan Sam, a resident of Onamia, Mille Lacs County, MN, died April 27, 2002, at the Mille Lacs Nursing Home in Onamia, MN.

Funeral services were held May 1 at the Mille Lacs Community Center in Onamia with Lee Staples officiating. Burial was in Vineland Cemetery.

Susan was born Oct. 10, 1927 in Cloquet, MN to the late James and Jennie (Weise) Hanks. She was united in marriage to Frank Sam in 1952 in Onamia. The couple made their home in Onamia. Frank passed away in 1975 and Susan continued living in Onamia where she worked at Grand Casino Mille Lacs in housekeeping. She was a charter associate of Grand Casino and a member of the Drum Society.

Survivors include her daughter, Gladys Sam and spouse Ron Smith of Onamia, MN; brother, Mike Pendegayosh of Onamia, MN; sister, Carol Nickaboine of Onamia, ; adopted – sister Beverly Benjamin of Duluth, MN; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Sam in 1975; son, Floyd Sam; daughter, Eva Sam – Potter; brothers, Jim Hanks Jr., Frank Hanks and George Pendegayosh; sister, Jenny Hanks.

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