Thursday, August 20, 2009

Susan Marie McFarland

Susan Marie McFarland (nee: Gordon) gracefully passed away Thursday, in her home the evening of August 20, 2009. At the moment of her death she was lovingly surrounded by her husband Jamie, son Jerrod and daughter Lisa.

Sue’s journey with cancer began eight years ago; it encompassed much of her life but never defined it. First and foremost was her faith; researching, teaching and living it. Secondly, but no less important, were her six grandchildren: Aaron LeGath, Sam, Maddy and Chase McFarland, Eleanor and Sully Brieske. Because of her kindness she also held the title of Grandma Sue to many others throughout the years.

Among her many accomplishments: she was a well-studied pianist, a pilot, an excellent second-mate, and an entrepreneur. She loved golfing, traveling, gardening and giving. Her smile was contagious and her love was as big as life.

Sue is survived by her husband, Jamie; and their children, Jerrod and spouse Michelle (nee: Herman), and her daughter, Lisa and spouse Joel Brieske. Her six grand children, listed above and her loving sister and best friend Vicki Sell, husband Jeff and their two children Kristen and Cory.

Many cared for her through out her years dealing with cancer, mainly oncologist Dr. Michael Mullane, and too many to thank individually, but we are certain you know who you are and hope to someday have the chance to express our gratitude in person.

A funeral service honoring and remembering Sue’s life will take place at Mount Pleasant Lutheran Church (1700 S. Green Bay Rd.) on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. with Rev. Kara F. Baylor officiating. There will be a visitation in the church on Tuesday from 2-5 p.m. Sue had requested memorials in her honor be sent to Hospice Alliance and Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church.

Thank you; we are forever changed by the sentiment expressed throughout this time.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
4600 County Line Road, Racine (262) 552-9000

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