Jeanne Marie Sulla passed away peacefully at her home on September 26, 2017. 

Jeanne was born June 20th, 1958 to Arthur Eugene DeRusha and Lois Mae (Sherman) DeRusha in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  She graduated from North High School in 1976.  From there she moved to the Twin Cities with her sister Mary where she met her husband John Sulla.  They got married on June 18th, 1988 and bought a house together on the lake in Ham Lake, Minnesota.  The happiest day of her life was when her twin boys, Joshua and Jonathon were born on July 30th, 1991.

Jeanne’s favorite things were music and traveling. Her first and most memorable concert was going to see Elvis when she was 16.  Her and her husband John would regularly drop everything and jump in a car or a plane and travel somewhere.  She took many trips with her boys including London, Ireland, and New York. Jeanne also enjoyed spending time at their boathouse in Winona, Minnesota watching her sons waterski.

Jeanne is survived by her loving husband John Sulla and their two sons Joshua (Jessica) and Jonathon. Jeanne is also survived by her siblings, Beth Ann (Larry) Norquist, Tim (Brenda) DeRusha, Loren (Kim) DeRusha, and Steve (Diane) DeRusha. 

Besides her parents Arthur and Lois, Jeanne was preceded in death by her sister Mary DeRusha and her best friend Trish.

A service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Eau Claire, WI on Friday, October 6th at 1:00 PM.  Friends and family may leave online condolences at


  1. Dear DeRusha and Sulla family,
    My thoughts are with you all at Jeanne’s passing. I will always remember her and your family from our Edgewood Lane days in Eau Claire. Heartfelt sympathy is sent your way.
    Mary Enid (Hawkinson) Fares

  2. Sorry to hear of the lost of Jeanne.I watch your boys when you lived in Ham Lake,Mn I have been trying to find your family but never exceeded until now Sorry that it took me 3 years later.She was a wonderful person and I know how much she adore the boys. My deepest sympathy Linda Chaffin

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