Thank you for visiting the Rural Route Bookstore.
It is with heavy hearts that we, Suzann’s daughters Senja and Siri, share the news that our mom passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2021. It is with gratitude towards you who are reading this that she had such a wide customer base and fan base, and in knowing this, we find comfort.
Since her passing, we have heard her described, repeatedly, as “witty, fierce, intelligent, hilarious, strong-willed, passionate, an advocate, and one-of-a-kind”. Indeed, she was all of those things, and so much more.
Her obituary can be found here: https://www.grandrapidsmn.com/obituaries/suzann-bendetta-nelson-1946-2021/article_899d2a02-8698-11eb-898b-0795290b4cad.html , and yes – it is okay to laugh when you read it. She would want the laughs.
We will continue to keep her website going for as long as she has inventory, and we will do our best to get your orders out to you in a timely manner.
Senja and Siri
Gift Certificates Available
Consider a gift certificate from Rural Route Bookstore. Make sure to include the dollar amount on the Order Form.