Suzy Roberts, age 84, an avid collector of angels, became one of them on January 29th, 2021. Suzy passed away at her home in Rice Lake, WI from COVID-19, while holding the hands of her youngest children. She was immensely grateful that they chose to bring her home and care for her with the support of hospice. She was surrounded by her family’s love.
Suzy was born on June 3rd, 1936 in Highland Park, Illinois. She was the only child to the late Harold and Lois Davis. She attended and graduated from Libertyville High School, IL at the early age of 15. She also attended Rice Lake Technical College in her later years.
Suzy’s worked at many jobs throughout her life including timekeeper, tax preparer, in home sales rep, and in her early years as a waitress in Kenosha’s supper clubs.
Suzy was elegant and beautiful, always dressed to the nines. She was also intelligent, generous, feisty, and opinionated. She believed everyone was entitled to her opinion, which she enjoyed sharing with her family, often to their dismay. After 80, she lost her politically correct filter.
Suzy was a collector, a collector of angels, deer, Christmas decorations, and jokes. She was a voracious reader of all genres, she left her family with an extensive collection of books, bibles, cook books and magazines from 20+ subscriptions. Suzy enjoyed theology and bible studies. One of her favorite places she traveled was Jerusalem.
On February 18, 1955, she married Clarence T. Roberts for the first time. They divorced, but subsequently remarried on February 18, 1985 in Michigan. They could not live with each other but could not live without each other. Clarence preceded her in death on Jan. 14th , 2008.
She raised their four children in Pleasant Prairie, WI, moved to Rice Lake, WI in 1985, then moved to Sun City, AZ in 1998. She moved back to Rice Lake in 2016, to be close to her children.
Suzy was blessed with four children, Deborah Strecker, of Kenosha, William of Chetek, Joseph of Spooner, and Penny Roberts of Rice Lake. She had nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by loving nieces and nephews and a host of long-time friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her cherished Irish son-in-law, Jon Strecker who became an angel on Jan. 9th, 2015. She commemorated his death by getting a shamrock tattoo with his name on her ankle. This was at the age of 79 while living in Sun City. That tattoo was the epitome of Suzy--who would have ever thought she would get her only tattoo then?
A celebration of Suzy’s life will be held on Saturday, June 5th, near her 85th birthday. She will be inurned with her husband at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner. Suzy loved a good party, especially if she was the guest of honor. Her family plans on honoring her with a joyful celebration of a well lived life.
Suzy’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude for the compassionate care she received from her primary doctor, Dr. Lundquist for many years. And her recent admission for COVID-19, the staff of Lakeview Medical Center and Hospice Care were kind and wonderful to their mom, they are the true heroes. Suzy told her family that the staff treated her so well.
Suzy was a survivor--a strong, courageous woman of faith, who unabashedly loved her country, a true patriot at heart. Therefore, the family requests any memorials be made in her name to GFWC Woman’s Club of Kenosha 6608-8th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53140, or the American Legion of Spooner, P.O. Box 352, Spooner, WI 54801