Sue’s life began July 1, 1953, in Wisconsin while her dad was serving in the Air Force. After his service he moved back to Southwest Michigan and made his home in Watervliet where Sue would grow up. She was a graduate of Watervliet High School and enjoyed being a cheerleader and playing the flute. Her talent with the flute found her touring Europe with the United States Woodwind Tour. Sue loved to learn and that drive translated into a degree in criminal justice and a certificate in education where she shared her love for learning through being a special education teacher, dance teacher, and taught exercise. Sue’s adult life took her to live in Florida for many years where she was an active member of the local Moose Lodge. She moved back to Watervliet a few years ago to be closer to family.
Sue’s greatest joy was spending time with her loving family including; her daughter Tessa Young; her granddaughter and light of her life Kelsey; her dad Donald (Fran) Young; and siblings Kimberly Young (Paul Elenbass) and Jeff (Rhonda) Young. Sue died Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville. She is preceded in death by her mom Lois (Butler) Young, a sister Lori Coleman, and a step-sister Tina Bender.
Funeral services will be celebrated Monday, January 6, at 1:00 PM with visitation prior from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet. Memorials may be made in Sue’s memory to Winter Haven, Florida Moose Lodge. You are invited to leave a message of comfort for Sue’s family.
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