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Mary Sue “Susie” Brotz

Jun 03, 1939 - Jul 07, 2023


Mary Sue “Susie” Brotz, age 84, of Sheboygan, passed away on Friday, July 7th, 2023, at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice surrounded by her husband and four daughters. She was born on June 3rd, 1939, daughter of the late Donald and Catherine Pritzl Huebner.

Susie graduated from Sheboygan Central High School. She then attended Spencerian College in Milwaukee studying Business. Susie was employed at the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s for 25 years. On May 24th, 1961, she was united in marriage to James Brotz at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Sheboygan.

Susie enjoyed reading, puzzles, and observing nature. She also loved to spend time with her family. She is well known for her witty sense of humor, and you could never win against her on Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune. Susie and Jim traveled many places. A few of their favorite adventures were to China, Hawaii, Florida, Washington D.C. and a big family trip to California. Susie also had a hobby of Tai Chi which she enjoyed for many years.

Survivors include her loving husband, James Brotz, four daughters Lisa Fortin, Kelly (Tom) Gerber, both of Sheboygan, Wendy (Mark) Weber, of Stevens Point, and Amy (Mitch) Birkey, of Sheboygan, ten grandchildren, Danielle, Lexie, Stephanie, Matthew, Alyssa, Michael, Ryan, Aaron, Mackenzie, and Holland, a great grandson, Leon; her loving sister, Donna Kay (Charlie) Harms, and two brothers-in-law, Robert (Helen) Brotz, and Jerry Brotz. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Susie was preceded in death by her parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, and a son-in-law, Andre Fortin, and other relatives.

In accordance with Susie’s wishes, a private service will be held. A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff at the Sheboygan Senior Community and Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice for the compassion and care that was given to her.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to James Brotz in honor of Susie at 3839 S. 10th Street, Sheboygan.



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Sarah Brashear

Sending so much love and light to the entire extended Brotz family. She was so lucky to be loved by all of you. <3

Kathy Verhyen

My deepest sympathy to all of you. I always enjoyed Susie's company when the "After 5 Bunch" got together. She will be missed by many.

Lesa Barnard

My deepest sympathies to Susie’s family upon her passing. It was an absolute joy working with her in the DA’s office all those years ago. Her sense of humor and her smile could brighten even the busiest Monday! May you find peace and comfort in the memories you share of her and may her sweet soul rest in peace.

Gary and Martha Miller

Dear Jim and family, Praying that you will be comforted by the many thoughts of love sent your way and by the countless prayers of those who care. May you find peace in His presence as He gives you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. God's blessings, Gary and Martha

Lisa (Tasche) Krause

I give you my deepest condolences of the loss of your wife.

Amy Heyman

Amy and Lisa, you and your family have my sympathies.

Evie Pieczynski

I’m so sorry to see this beautiful lady has passed ! My deepest sympathy to you , Jim and your lovely family ! Gods Blessings to all !

Sue Menzer Stange

I'm sorry to hear of Susie's passing. I worked with her for many years while she was at the DA's office and I was with the Clerk of Courts. May she be raised up on Angels wings to her new home with the Lord.