Susan J. Baldwin
Susan Jane Baldwin, age 57 of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 20, 2014. Susan was born April 13, 1957 in Appleton, to Donald and the late LaVerne (Bleck) Schultz. She married Jeff Baldwin in Appleton, and was a loving mother, wife, and grandmother. Following her divorce, she met her best friend, Brad Erlinger of Appleton. For many years, Sue was employed by the Appleton Area School District as a para-professional, working mostly at Edison and Houdini Elementary Schools. Susan was a gifted individual to children with special needs, and was the guardian for her sister Sally, who has special needs. She was also an animal lover and actively supported the humane society. She enjoyed spending her weekends and summers with Brad at the cottage in Three Lakes, and especially loved time with her grandchildren, Syrah and Preston.
Survivors include her father: Donald (Jane Smith) Schultz of DePere; her daughter: Heather (Tim Verhagen) Baldwin of Appleton; two grandchildren: Syrah and Preston Verhagen; a brother: Scott (Margie) Schultz of Neenah and their children Brian and Karly; and three sisters: Sheila (Michael) Mordue of Gig Harbor, Washington and their children Christopher and Stephen; Sandy (Mike) Jens of Appleton and their children Johnathan and Jessica; and Sally Schultz of Appleton. Sue was preceded in death by her mother, LaVerne Schultz Paradowski.
A memorial service to honor Sue's memory will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior Street in Appleton. Family and friends are invited to gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, from 5:00 PM until the time of the service. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.
The family has established a memorial fund in Sue's name to benefit animal rescue efforts.
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from June 22 to June 29, 2014