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Suzanne Mary RoebkeNovember 7, 2017
Suzanne M. Roebke, age 77, of Kaukauna, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Cherry Meadows Hospice in Appleton following a 21-month battle with cancer.
She was born Aug. 9, 1940, in Neenah to Leo and Rita (Sanders) Hett. She was married to Robert Roebke on Sept. 2, 1961, in Menasha.
She is survived by her husband: Robert (Bob), sons: Brian of Kaukauna and Jason (Ayako) of Chicago; daughter and best friend: Carrie (Hortonville); granddaughter: Yuria Roebke of Chicago; siblings: Karen (George) Korth, Dan (Cindy) Hett, Carl Hett, Sally (Tony) Steffen, Debbie Wagner and Becky (Larry) Auxier; brother-in-law: Gary (Carolyn), sister-in-law: Audrey Roebke; 22 nieces and nephews including Godsons: Jesse Wagner and Austin Schwalenberg. She also enjoyed her many cousins.
During her life she babysat in her home then worked in the kitchen at Kaukauna High School, where she was known for her bread baked from scratch.
She volunteered in the cancer unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 27 years. In her retirement, she volunteered at Haen School in Kaukauna, where she loved working with first graders. She baked more than 200 cookies for every road game for the Kaukauna boys basketball teams.
During her 14 months in Hospice care, she enjoyed visits from long-time friends, going for short rides in the car, and Saturday lunches with family.
She was preceded in death by daughter: Brenda (Nov. 14, 1983), parents, in-laws: Melvin and Aggie Roebke, brothers-in-law: Dave Wagner and Eugene Sweere, and nephew: Shawn Hett.
Visitation is Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home, 101 Canal Street, Little Chute; and Friday, November 10, from 9:00 a.m. until the Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, 309 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna. Burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established for the students at Haen School.
The family thanks all the health care professionals and volunteers who helped Sue on her journey, including Dawn and Ida, who are our heroes.