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Susan Kay "Susie" Ressel

November 18, 1946 - April 26, 2019

Ressel, Susan Kay (nee Hutto) entered into Eternal Life on April 26, 2019, at the age of 72.

Left behind are two daughters, who struggled to write this because she was an incredible mom and they knew they couldn’t do her justice: Lisa (Mark) Barbian and Kim (Chuck) Wilson.  These two gave her the greatest joys of h…read more

Ressel, Susan Kay (nee Hutto) entered into Eternal Life on April 26, 2019, at the age of 72.

Left behind are two daughters, who struggled to write this because she was an incredible mom and they knew they couldn’t do her justice: Lisa (Mark) Barbian and Kim (Chuck) Wilson.  These two gave her the greatest joys of her life.  No, not her sons-in-law, her grandchildren Nicole, Evan, Josh, and Shane.

The siblings who will continue her story are Dennis (Bev), David, Lynn (Keith) Nehring, Al (Lori), Jeri, Jeff (Prudy), and sisters-in-law Judy and Hope.  She is further survived by many other family and friends.

Welcoming her to heaven with open arms are her parents, Elmore and Verna, and her siblings Gene, Marianne (Jim) Gosnell, Ronnie (Helen), and Jimmy.

Susie was born on November 18, 1946.  She attended Pulaski High School in Milwaukee, where she was known as “Kansas”.  If anyone can tell us why, we’d really appreciate it.  After graduating in 1964, she traveled the world, spending time in Germany, Scotland, Canada, many different US states, Disney World, and the cottage in Beaver Dam.  She settled down in the Milwaukee area to raise her children.  Fast forward several years, she retired from Aramark Refreshment Services, previously known as Schellgell Food Service.  She lived out the rest of her life surrounded by everyone she loved.

She liked State Fair, the Reeseville Corn Roast, Red Lobster, puzzles, Jeopardy, and the Airplane! and Naked Gun movies.  She has never been in a Turkish prison nor did she like movies about gladiators.  She has, however, seen a grown man naked.  She was somewhat of a history buff and loved to visit Washington, D.C.  The highlight of one of these trips was watching the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. On another trip, she was almost arrested by Homeland Security when asking about the Pentagon on walkie-talkies with Nicole.  She might tell you that she spoke Jive and was only hung on a hook once…once.  She loved showing off her “major award”, the leg lamp.  We think it must be Italian.  In her younger years, she delighted in forcing her young children to sit with her and watch old movies, such as The House of Seven Gables.  She loved the Brewers and the Packers, and even still has her Brett Favre jersey in her closet.   She enjoyed spending time with family but  loved being a grandma the most.

In conclusion, Sue would not want you to call her “Shirley”, would compliment you on your “nice beaver”, and would want you to know that “we’re all counting on you.”

She was a proud supporter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society via donations to the LaDorka’s team for the MS Challenge Walk.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Mount Hope Lutheran Church, 8633 West Becher Street, West Allis, Wisconsin.  Family and friends are invited to gather from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM to share stories and favorite memories of her so we can have the “hap hap happiest memorial service since Bing Crosby tap danced with Danny [email protected]#! Kaye.” Memorial service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the NMSS – Wisconsin Chapter are appreciated.  Checks can be made payable to NMSS and can be brought to the memorial service or sent to:

NMSS

1120 James Drive, Suite A

Hartland, WI 53029

Please indicate “In memory of Susan Ressel” in the memo field.

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Service Information

Gathering Information

Mount Hope Lutheran Church

Address:

8633 West Becher Street
West Allis, WI 53227

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Service Information

Mount Hope Lutheran Church

Address:

8633 West Becher Street
West Allis, WI 53227

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Memorial Information

  In lieu of flowers, donations to the NMSS – Wisconsin Chapter are appreciated.  Checks can be made payable to NMSS and can be brought to the memorial service or sent to NMSS, 1120 James Dr, Suite A, Hartland, WI 53029. Please indicate “In memory of Susan Ressel” in the memo field.

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