Susan Zelhofer

  • "Our deepest sympathies and prayers for your family. Keith..."
  • "Kent & family - I met Sue while working at Milwaukee..."
    - Judy Gervais
  • "Kent-so sorry for your loss. Remember all the good times..."
    - Carol Zurawski (Hopp)
  • "Kent; Sue was a real trooper!She will be missed by many.May..."
    - Dave and Lucy Ksionsk
  • "I'm sorry to hear of your loss Wayne"
    - Dan Stremkowski

Susan Theresa Zelhofer

Susan Theresa Zelhofer of Stevens Point died peacefully early Sunday morning June 1, 2014 at her home from a battle of multiple forms of cancer. Susan was born in Chippewa Falls, April 24, 1957, the daughter of Patricia McNamara and the late Patrick McNamara.

Sue loved music. In her early years she was a Mass choir director for Pacelli High School, the youth choir director for St Stephens Church before her marriage, and was a wedding soloist. Besides reading, golfing, bowling, stamping, cross-stitching and her love of flowers and wind chimes, Sue's main passion was her family. She refused to travel for work when there was a birthday or anniversary, never missing one. She was also their most avid sports and music fan. She encouraged them in their band and fine arts efforts and took pride in their accomplishments. In the early years, there were basketball and baseball nightly games and weekend tournaments with Kent. She went to every game possible from t-ball and flag football, through summer leagues, traveling teams and high school games. Sue was there to cheer her family on, dressing up in silly outfits with the rest of the moms or offering them cash to get a hit if they were in a slump. She continued her sports enthusiasm with her nieces and nephews. Sue also took pride in encouraging her kids to "always be prepared" while being a Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader.

Survivors include her Husband, Kent Zelhofer; Son, Wayne (Jessica) Zelhofer of Readstown; Daughter, Kate (Mark) Smallwood of Stevens Point; Four Grandchildren; Brooke, Charlie, Natalie and Ella.

Mother, Patricia McNamara of Stevens Point; Brothers, Mike (Etsuko) McNamara of Apple Valley MN and Dan (Deb) McNamara of Franklin; Sister, Elizabeth (Steven)Pecha of Franklin; Mother-in-Law, Gerry Zelhofer of Stevens Point; Sister-in-Law, Erin McNamara and Brother-in-Law, Todd Ksionsk. Sue was proceeded in death by her three brothers, Stephen, Joseph, and Kevin; two sisters, Kathleen and Mary; and Father-In-Law, John Zelhofer.

The family would like to thank the Staff at UW Cancer Center Riverview and Ministry Home Hospice, especially RN Jennifer, for their kindness and care given to our mom.

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday June 7, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center 2911 Plover Road Plover with Deacon Art Schaller officiating. Visitation on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Plover and again on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers four memorials have been set up per Sue's request, to be distributed by Kent. For online condolences please visit

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand."


Funeral Home
Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center - Plover
2911 Plover Road P.O. Box 193  Plover, WI 54467
Funeral Home Details
Published in Stevens Point Journal on June 3, 2014