Veronica ‘Verna’ J. Suess, 83
Veronica ‘Verna’ J. Suess, 83 of Birnamwood, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at her home.
She was born on March 6, 1936 in Antigo, the daughter of the late Otto and Clara (DeBroux) Stadler.
On October 1, 1955, Verna was united in marriage to Leo Suess Sr. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Aniwa. He preceded her in death on October 31, 2011.
The couple farmed for many years in the town of Aniwa. Verna was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, especially canning. She was an active member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and it’s Christian Mothers. Verna enjoyed the Milwaukee Brewers and attended many Aniwa BABA games through the years. She also served on the election board for the town of Aniwa for a number of years.
Survivors include her children; Leo Suess Jr. of Shawano, Jim (Ruth) Suess and Cherie (Kevin) Clark all of Birnamwood, Janet (Larry) Laska of Rudolph, Julie (Jared) Wagner of Kronenwetter, Jerry Suess of Birnamwood and Donna (Terry) Ostrowski of Wittenberg; 10 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Harlan) Hirschy, Erin (Joe) Henrikson, Eric (Amanda) Clark, Sarah (Brad) Peterson, Josh (Michelle) Suess, Jason (Tasha) Suess, Carrie Clark, Dana (Shane) Stuard, Nick (Stephanie) Grabko and Cassie (Brandon) Smith; two step-grandchildren, Donelle and Kristin Ostrowski and 16 great-grandchildren. Verna is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Verna was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; parents, Otto & Clara; son, Jeff; two brothers, Ervin and Adolph and four sisters, Dorothy Gardner, Rosie Kautza, Mary Lenzner and Annabelle Watters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Aniwa. Rev. Vicente Llagas will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 4PM to 7:30PM at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood and again on Saturday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of service. There will be a Parish Rosary recited at 7:30PM on Friday at the funeral home.