Susan M. DeLisle, age 69, of Wautoma, Wisconsin, passed away Sunday, February 12, at Rincon Country West RV Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Sue was born June 23, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan. She was the daughter of Albert and Vivian Koski.
On October 9, 1971, Sue married Richard E. DeLisle. They shared over 51 years of marriage together before she passed.
Sue and Rich spent most of their childhood living in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and consider themselves “Yoopers”. They were childhood sweethearts. After Sue graduated from Ewen-Trout Creek High School in Ewen, Michigan, they married and moved to Milwaukee.
After a year in Milwaukee, Rich entered the Army. While in the Army, he was sent to Okinawa where Sue joined him. In Okinawa, they had their first child, Sharon Ann, in 1973. They lived in Okinawa for 18 months.
After Rich’s service, they moved back to Milwaukee and had another child, Kevin Albert, in 1980. Milwaukee is where Rich and Sue worked and raised their family for 38 years.
Sue worked at Time Insurance company for 40 years in numerous positions. She liked to challenge herself, so every five years she changed jobs. Her last job was as a Health Care Insurance Underwriter. She also worked as Treasurer and Secretary of Constructive Solutions which Sue and Rich owned.
In 1982 they bought a small weekend cabin on Bughs Lake in Wautoma. Every weekend they would travel from Milwaukee to Bughs Lake to enjoy the great outdoors with their family and friends. Prior to retirement
they took down the cabin and built their retirement home in which they reside today.
Many summers were spent in Upper Michigan on Robinson Lake, at the family cabin her Mother Vivian and Aunt Viola owned along with her Grandparents John and Hilma Polkky. Time at the cabin was best spent
surrounded by family, and Sue loved swimming, kayaking, wine by the campfire, and long hot saunas. Her spirit will live on at Robinson Lake with the wind through the pines, sauna fire smoke, lapping waves, loon calls,
the laughter of her family, and sunsets at the dock.
She retired in 2010 and in 2012, Sue and Rich started to travel to Rincon Country West RV resort for three months each winter. While at RCW, Sue taught Hardanger, Brazilian Embroidery, and Swedish Weaving. Sue
loved all types of needlework. She was president of the Arts Crafts & Sewing group and volunteered with many other groups. She sewed the bindings on most of the patriotic quilts in the last couple of years. She loved to help people and making other people happy is what she did best of all.
Sue was a caring and giving person and continues to give in death as a tissue donor.
She was most proud of her family and especially enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, and close friends.
Sue is survived by her husband, Richard DeLisle, and two children Sharon DeLisle (Ron Hustvedt) of Ramsey, MN, Kevin DeLisle (Julie) of Port Washington, WI, and four grandkids, Ronny Hustvedt, Vivian Hustvedt, Drake DeLisle, Violet DeLisle, brothers and sister-in-laws Mark Koski (Carol) and Robert Koski (Bobbie).
Sue will be missed by the many friends they made throughout their lives and the family she cherished more than anything.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in Wautoma, Wisconsin.