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Susan “Sue” Klemme

Mar 02, 1961 - Feb 23, 2024


Susan “Sue” Marie Klemme, age 62, of Sheboygan, passed away at home in Sheboygan surrounded by her family on February 23, 2024, after an 11-month battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was born March 2, 1961, to the late Duane and Patricia (Fesko) Schuppner.
Sue was a 1979 graduate of Sheboygan North High School. On October 4, 1986 she was married to John Klemme in Sheboygan at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, where she was an active member throughout her life. Sue worked for Aurora for 25 years as a receptionist in the behavioral health unit. Following her time there, she joined INVEST Financial where she retired in 2019.
Sue was an active member in the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council from 1998-2011, acting as a troop leader for Troops 299 and 388, where she made a lasting impact on many of the girls’ lives. She volunteered in the foreign exchange student program; hosting two students and acting as a liaison host for one student between 2004 and 2006. She was an avid quilter, sewer, and crafter and became a member of the Sheboygan County Quilters Guild the day she retired on April 10, 2019. She won two ribbons for her stunning quilts. She really loved the quilting community and formed many great friendships.
Sue was a world traveler. She had a passion for it and was the driving force for all of her and John’s adventures. Of the many places visited through their 37 years of marriage, the annual family vacations to Minocqua were among the most cherished. They were the love of each other’s lives and best friends. Their love and care for one other shone through brightly for everyone around them.
Sue loved her family dearly. Spending time with her grandkids brought her so much joy. They created lasting memories from simple trips to get ice cream together at Culvers to picking raspberries in the garden to going to the Great Wolf Lodge for a weekend. Her proudest accomplishment was being a mother to her two children.
She is survived by her loving husband John, daughter Rebecca (Robert) Meyer of Cudahy, son Garrett (Brittany) Klemme of Sheboygan and their children Parker and Milo, brother Michael (Tina) Schuppner of Florida, and sister Rene Thimmig of Sheboygan.
Family and friends may gather at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 1127 Eisner Avenue, Sheboygan on Thursday February 29, 2024, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Adam Barkley will officiate.
A memorial fund has been established in Sue’s name.
Special Thanks to Karla and Jenna at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, Nikki Jaeckels and Julie Stover for extra care, and to the many family and friends who visited and brought meals. She will be missed by everyone lucky enough to have known her.


Date: Thursday Feb 29, 2024
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church [map]

Memorial Service

Date: Thursday Feb 29, 2024
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Luther Memorial Lutheran Church [map]



Guestbook Entries SIGN GUESTBOOK

Gary & Rosaline Kerrigan

John, so sorry for your loss. Thanks for allowing us to visit a couple of weeks ago.

Tyrone Pearson

I read your obituary and everyone married over 25 years gets a standup ovation from me. My sundial in the Numeric Medium opened from in Spring 1960 and closed in Winter of 2000. I was invited to Miliwaukee by the owner of Pegasus restaurant. Just know that the golden eagle carries your torch as the Lutheran soccer team did the heavy work. Very few people on the west coast are developed like the midwesterners. Ultimately we cannot brag about billionaires as money is still being printed. However, people like you who have developed community and family are special to the fabric of the country. Congrats on a life well lived. Pray for me as there is not much left to do besides run for President of the country. I don't want to give up my statistics though. It is time for us to come together. From my books and research about that day, the 2d and As is lucky for you as there was no charge. This indicates good rest on earth. Ty Pearson teacher in District 428 and follower of Governor Obey when passed the torch of the country from Apollo and Pegasus

Randy and LInda Johnson

Sympathies to Garrett and family ... have faith that she was needed elsewhere . May your days get easier as time passes . Remember her fondly to comfort you.

Jean Beinemann

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to Sue's friends and family. I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with Sue. She was an amazing women who could brighten a day and bring joy to all with whom she came in contact with. RIP, dear Sue. I hope there is quilting in heaven ❤️.

Gale Thull

Sue - you were such a beautiful, fun lady. What a welcoming personality!! From the time we first met at the Quilt Guild - you made it clear you were “all in” with helping anyone with anything and in providing clever quips to lighten everyone’s day. You lived life to the fullest. You will be greatly missed. I’ll be thinking of you often. Gale My deepest sympathy to all the family.

Julie Leffin

Sue, thank you for all the wonderful retreat memories. You were so much fun to be with. My life is blessed having known you. We share many happy memories of our times together. I will always remember you. XX

Diana Gilman

we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Eisbrenner Family

So sorry to have read of Sue’s passing. She touched so many lives and will be thought of often and loved forever. May all the wonderful memories of her life be of great comfort. In the midst of the most painful grief look forward to the future when. “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4. May Jehovah the God of all comfort give strength and his love to each of you.

Stephanie Ruegner

Dear Sue, rest in peace…I‘ll always remember your lovely smile!

Dawn Johnson/ Uncle Dave Burdick

So very sorry for all of your of your loss. Unfortunately Uncle Dave and I are in Florida and will not be able to attend. We definitely will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts. It’s not easy to lose any loved one but it’s especially hard to lose a wife, mother and a sister! She was more than that to many. She was also a niece, a cousin, a friend, a role model and a coworker, She will never be forgotten as she has made many lasting memories with so many people. We love you all. Uncle Dave and Dawn

Mary (Brinkman) Davis

So sad to hear of her passing. I remember many fun times and laughs with her. Sending prayers to your family