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Sue Sabatke

d. January 7, 2023


Sue Sabatke

Sue Sabatke, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2023 at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born to the late Fred and Elaine (Sanders) Galoff.  

Sue was known for her infectious smile, warm personality and her kind compassionate spirit.  She was a good listener and had a special way of bringing everyone together.  She loved spending time on her porch swing, bird watching, playing cards, putting jigsaw puzzles together, going bowling, watching the Milwaukee Brewers and the Game Show Network.

She will be missed by her grandchildren with whom she spent countless hours’ pushing on the swing, game playing, park hopping and zoo going. They will miss the camping trips, fire pit conversations and learning about nature.

She was a loving wife of 35 years, to Keith Sabatke. Daughter in law to Shirley (Allen) Olkives and the late Clifford Sabatke.  Devoted mother to Becky (Steve) Gebhart, Shawn (Sarah) Sabatke, Nicole Liss, Jacob Sabatke, and Timothy Liss; Treasured grandmother to Ethan, Peyton, Brittany, Austin, Tanner, Isabelle, Tarissa, Amicus and Laeton; Great grandmother to Rosalie.

Left with decades of fond memories are her siblings Jan (Frito) Leary, Wendy Galoff, LuAnn Steger, Yvonne (Pat) Woller and niece Laura (Greg) Pavlik.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at Helke Funeral Home 302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401. 

The family would like to thank St Clare’s Hospice Team for their compassion and care. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Sue’s family that will be designated at a later date. 

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