Eleanor L. “Duke” Sussek, age 88, of Reedsburg, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at University Hospital in Madison. She was born on July 1, 1932 in Waukesha, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Katzner) Karl. On October 27, 1951, she was married to Edward C. Sussek. Duke worked for 45 years in the laundry department at Edward Snyder Nursing Home and later at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center. She retired at the age of 85. Duke was a huge Elvis fan, collected angels, enjoyed taking trips with her family and making occasional stops to the casino.
Survivors include four children: Randy (Shirley) Sussek, of Wonewoc; Cindy (Stanley) Shields, of Reedsburg; Karen (Daniel) Fleming, of Wisconsin Dells and Gary (Debra) Sussek, of Reedsburg; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded by her husband, Edward, on February 14, 1997; three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Don Glanzer officiating. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in the Town of Winfield. There will be a visitation from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home. Face masks and social distancing guidelines will be observed. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.
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