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Suzanne "Sue" Young

December 21, 1950 — March 13, 2022


Suzanne “Sue” Young, 71 years young, passed on March 13, 2022, under the care of Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Sue was born on December 21, 1950, to the late Glenn and Elaine (Buttke) Oelke. After completing high school, she pursued work in the medical community by becoming a CNA at St. Mary’s Hospital in Wausau to then working for Good Samaritan Hospital in Merrill and later Wausau North Hospital until she was no longer able to work due to medical reasons.

She married John Young on February 22, 1974, at Trinity Lutheran Church in the town of Stettin, WI.

Sue enjoyed many hobbies during her spare time such as needle point, crocheting, paint by numbers, puzzles, and you would also find her reading a book. Sue looked forward to camping every year with her husband and step-children. They would travel to Patricia Lake in Minocqua. Sue will be remembered for her love and caring nature for her family and friends. She adored her cats; her furbabies.

Sue is survived by her husband of 48 years, her step-children; Daniel (Janelle) and Angela, her brother; Steve (Tracey Botterud) Oelke, her grandchildren; Amanda (Brandon), Samantha (Jordan), Noah, and Ian, great-grandchildren; Kayla, Aliyah, Amelia, Lukas, and Freya, her brother-in-laws; Rick (Ronda) and Jim (Linda), and many nieces and nephews.

Sue is at peace and has joined her parents, Glenn and Elaine.

The family will have a celebration of Sue’s life at Colonial Manor on March 27th at 2pm with Pastor William Ostrem from Trinity Lutheran Church in the town of Stettin.

The family would like to thank Colonial Manor for the wonderful care and comfort that they have provided to her over the last few years of her life.

The family would also like to thank the ICU nurses at Aspirus Wausau Hospital for making sure she was comfortable, and their work will always be remembered.

Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family, you can share condolences and memories to the family at

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