Surrounded by her loving family, Susan Winnig died peacefully in Memphis, Tennessee on July 13, 2017. Susan was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother. Susan was born to William and Helen Rubnitz in Milwaukee on Feb. 2, 1956. She married Joel Winnig on July 20, 1980. Susan and Joel had two children, Sam (Brooks) and Sarah (Woody Schuldt). Susan is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren Cora Rose Winnig and William Irvine Winnig, brother Jeffrey Rubnitz (Karin), sister in law Paula Winnig, and brother in law Marc Winnig. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Zach, Julia, and Rebecca Rubnitz, Karmi and Shai Knight-Winnig, and Simcha, Gadiel, and Shulamit Rivkin. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Susan was raised in Milwaukee and graduated from UW-Madison. She and Joel met in Madison as students and made Madison home for themselves, Sam and Sarah. Susan had two great careers, first as a stay at home mom, and then as an aide in the Madison Metro schools. She devoted her life to her family, and considered her children and grandchildren her greatest accomplishments. She was the best daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother anyone could hope to have. Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life and she spent as much time with them as she could. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison with Rabbi Jonathan Biatch and Cantor Brown-Levy presiding. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family is grateful to everyone who provided care to Susan. Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Service
3610 Speedway Road, Madison
I am so sorry for your loss. There really aren't words to express the feelings you experience at the loss of a loved one. Sue was such a gentle, kind soul and I am sorry to lose such a person. I have such fond memories or Sue and our carpool when our kids were young. She was always so dependable and carinag for all the kids involved.
With deep sympathy and thoughts for all of you,
Judi, Lou and Jay Janowski
I was a coworker with Sue in Madison schools, particularly at Toki. I will remember her mild, quiet manner and her smile. The last time I saw Sue she was campaigning with Joel
Very sorry about your mother, Sam. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.
Our most profound condolences. Perhaps knowing that others are thinking of you will be of some solace. Regretfully we are not in Madison and unable to be at the funeral. May Susan's memory be for a blessing.
Dear Joel and family,
I have such fond memories of Susan. Her warmth and patience made the job as an aide a perfect fit. I will always remember her smile and the light in her eyes. Deepest sympathies, Mary Ihlenfeldt
Dear Joel and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Susan was such a positive and gentle person, and will be much missed. My thoughts are with you.
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