Friday, November 22, 2013

Susan Ann (Knop) Scheel

Surrounded by her loving family, Susan Ann Scheel, age 59, passed away from cancer on Friday, November 22, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Sue was born in Racine, February 22, 1954, daughter of the late Frederick and Patricia (Nee:  Nelson) Knop and was a lifelong Racine resident.

Sue was a member of Christ Church United Methodist, the Racine Jaycette, Business and Professional Women, Doll Club, Racine Elks, and just recently, the Racine Moose Lodge.  Sue was a loving wife, caretaker and parent who so loved her grandchildren.  Very outgoing, Sue loved life, people, camping, bowling, fishing, and especially sitting by the campfire watching her grandkids enjoying themselves.  She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her loving husband of forty years, Gary Scheel; her daughter, Tanya Eastman of Racine; her son, Richard Scheel (fiancée, Kara Kozlik); her three grandchildren, Mia, Miranda and Mason Eastman; sister, Cheri (Chuck) Petersen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, JoAnne (Jerry) Cummings, Nancy Scheel, Kathy Arentz, Billy Scheel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Dickie Scheel.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Christ Church United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave., with Rev. George J. Kafer officiating.  Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Monday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m.  Memorials to the family have been suggested.

803 Main St., Racine     (262) 634-7888

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