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1962 Sue 2023

Susan Jean Dorscheid

May 16, 1962 — June 13, 2023


On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, Susan J. Dorscheid (Campbell) loving wife and mother of two boys, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at the age of 61. We lost her much sooner than any of us would like.

Susan was born in Sauk City on May 17, 1962 to Edward (Bud) and Bernie Campbell.  Sue graduated from Sauk Prairie High School in 1980. She attended University of Wisconsin-Stout for one semester for Textiles Design and graduated from Madison Area Technical College in 1983 for Computer Programming. On May 3, 1986 she married Leslie (Les) Dorscheid and they were blessed with 37 wonderful years of marriage.  They lived in Madison, Sun Prairie and currently reside in Waunakee. Sue and Les were fortunate to retire early together and enjoyed doing some of the activities mentioned below together.

Sue is survived by her husband, Les; two sons, Kyle of McFarland and Andrew (Kristin) of Columbus; Ohio. She is also survived by her mother, Bernice Campbell of Sauk City; a sister, Lisbeth (Daniel) Gibney of Mount Horeb and brothers, Jeff of Sauk City and Tim of Reedsburg; sisters-in-law, Debbie Dorscheid of Belleville and Mary Smith of Colorado and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, Bud; brother, Ken and in-laws, George and Betty Dorscheid.

Sue was employed at Nation Guardian Life Insurance, Great Lakes Higher Education Association and American Family Insurance starting in computer programming and working her way into Corporate Leadership Training and Development.

In her lifetime Sue was an exceptionally talented quilter and seamstress including designing and making purses, skirts, jackets, pillows, mittens, table runners, aprons and more. She enjoyed golfing, hiking, volleyball, pickleball, playing cards, book club, antique adventuring and just spending time with friends and family. She volunteered her time and skills creating quilts for the Project Linus & Veterans Quilts for all hospitals. She enjoyed baking and cooking, especially experimenting with all kinds of spicy combinations for family and friends. She created personal quilts for all her family and many close friends. She had a very strong sense of family and was generous in sharing herself. As in life, Sue gave in death through organ donation.

Family and friends are all welcome to a Celebration of Life to be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, 7/16/2023 at Waunakee Village Center, 333 S. Madison St., Waunakee. Remembrance Sharing will start about 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers or plants, please come and participate in celebrating Sue’s life and share the joy she brought to everyone’s life that she touched.

Please share your memories of Sue here on her Tribute Wall.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, July 16, 2023

1:30 - 4:30 pm (Central time)

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Remembrance Sharing

Sunday, July 16, 2023

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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