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Obituary for Susan Marie Kapellen

Susan “Susie” Marie Kapellen, 66, of Elkhart Lake, WI was born into eternal life on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice Facility surrounded by her loving family.

Susie was born on March 14, 1951, in the City of Neenah, a daughter of Marie (Dingledien) McCoy and the late Orvin Eake and later raised by James McCoy. She attended Sheboygan County area schools, graduating from Sheboygan Falls High School in 1969 and earned her associate degree in marketing from Lakeshore Technical College.

On July 28, 1972, she was united in marriage with Steven Kapellen at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sheboygan Falls. The couple lived in Elkhart Lake since their marriage. Most recently, she worked at the Osthoff Resort for 18 years, retiring in 2016. She was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake.

Susie was a wonderful woman — a loving wife, a dedicated mother and grandmother and a true friend. Whether traveling to the beach, the slot machines of Las Vegas or the scenic views of Door County, Susie shared her adventurous spirit with her beloved family and friends. Her sense of humor was shared with all she met and it is a great testament to her nature that she formed many long-lasting friendships over the years.

Survivors include her husband: Steven Kapellen of Elkhart Lake; two daughters Jennifer Marie Kapellen (fiancé: Mario Guerra) and Jessica Rae (Jason) Feider; five grandchildren: Emilie Christine (Luis) Torres; Benjamin Stephen, Joseph Parker, Olivia Mae and Elliot James Feider; and one great-granddaughter Maya Christine Torres. She is also survived by her mother, Marie McCoy; four brothers: Tom (Debbie) Eake, Roger (Pam) McCoy, Randy (Kay) McCoy and Robin (Dee) McCoy; one brother-in-law Tom (Judy) Kapellen. Also survived by loving cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of long-time friends.

She was preceded in death by her fathers: Orvin Eake and James McCoy; and her in-laws: Raymond and Ruth Kapellen.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at 6:00 P.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Elkhart Lake. Father John Schreiter will officiate. Friends may call at the CHURCH on Friday (July 28) from 4:00 P.M. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in Susie’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit

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