Jewish 09

Susan Ostrow Baumblatt

March 30, 1939 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 81)


Madison - Susan Ostrow Baumblatt died peacefully on Thursday, June 18th in Madison Wisconsin.  Born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin on March 30, 1939 the only child of Dr. Maurice and Lucille Ostrow.  After graduating from Whitefish Bay High School Sue attended the University of Wisconsin Madison where she met and married Dr. Michael J. Baumblatt on June 15, 1958. A year later their first child, Lori was born followed quickly by Naomi (Nikki) ..  Sue was a devoted volunteer in the local Jewish community and active in the Democratic Party.  Her biggest passion was for Camp Shalom, a day camp run by the Jewish Federation of Madison (known as Madison Jewish Community Council from 1974-2008).  She chaired the board for 25 years. An avid reader, knitter and cook, Sue loved to host dinner parties and watch the Badgers and Packers.  She and her husband had seats at Camp Randall’s upper deck on the 50-yard line for over 30 years. Sue’s greatest pride and joy were her two grandchildren, Eliana and Benjamin.

Sue was predeceased by her daughter Nikki and husband Michael, both in 2011. Sue is survived by her eldest daughter, Lori (Rabbi James) Sagarin and her grandchildren, beloved cousins, Anne and John Pollack and Rosemary and Larry Mild as well as lifelong friends.

The funeral will be held graveside at Sunset Memory Gardens, 7302 Mineral Point Rd. Madison, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 12:00 noon.

The service will be live streamed on Tuesday, at 12:00 noon at

Shiva will be via zoom on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm at

Donations in Sue’s memory can be made to the Camp Shalom Scholarship Fund c/o Jewish Federation of Madison, 6434 Enterprise Drive, Madison, WI 53719 or or to the Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) Scholarship Fund, 1121 Lake Cook Rd, Deerfield, IL 60015 or to a charity of your choice.

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Graveside Service
June 23, 2020

12:00 PM
Sunset Memory Gardens
7301 Mineral Point Rd
Madison, Wisconsin 53717


Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) Scholarship Fund
1121 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield WI 60015

Jewish Federation of Madison
Madison WI

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